Workshop: Disability Rights: Ethics and Practical Skills with Disability Rights WA

Saturday, November 3 – 10:30 to 1:00 p.m. in Room C-5 – Lunch provided
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This training focuses on understanding and advocating for people with disabilities. You will learn about the protection and advocacy system established by the federal government and the services Disability Rights Washington (DRW) provides. After getting an overview of the different types of disabilities, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of using people first language and the disability culture. Participants also will participate in a game to educate individuals as to the important roles people with disabilities have played in our history and the critical developments in the disability civil rights movement. The training also will provide some tips on interviewing individuals with disabilities so as to obtain accurate information from a person with a disability. Finally, participants will learn about how to apply the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) to providing services to people with disabilities with a specific focus on RPC 1.14 and 1.6.

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