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Join us in Boston for this day-long, in-person workshop designed to build your skills to develop disability-inclusive practices within your adult education program. You can expect an interactive and hands-on workshop that will provide you with the time to:

The facilitator will draw from disability studies, disability activism, and the practical knowledge of workforce development to provide a discussion forum and constructive guidance for adult educators who wish to build or enhance disability-inclusive practices in their programs. 

Note: This session will be in person at the World Education office in Boston (see details below). We will contact registrants with guidance for the day of the session. In addition, we reserve the right to put any COVID protocols in place, if needed. 


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Advisors and instructors in the role of supporting students with disabilities (all advisors and instructors)
  • Program directors seeking information to build disability-inclusive program design
  • ADA coordinators

This day-long workshop combines practical tools and strategies with foundational ideas in disability studies to support more disability-inclusive programming. We will begin with an overview of the new and improved Basic Disability Screenings Tool, which provides practical guidance to help you and students determine if there is a need for professional assessments. Next, we will discuss referral processes and funding sources for additional assessments. Then we will learn about the Common Accommodations for Learning tool, and will practice using a preferred accommodations plan. All tools referenced are collected in the Basic Disability Screenings for Adult Education Program Use (BDSAE).

After the lunch break, we will discuss how adult education programs can benefit from the important work being done in disability studies, disability activism, and disability inclusion in workforce development contexts. We will also review the basic tenets of Universal Design for Learning. You will be supported in developing disability-conscious activities and products for use in program orientations, classrooms and program administration. Activities and products in your plan will be developed to: 

  • Create disability-inclusive organizational culture.
  • Infuse Universal Design for Learning in the instruction.
  • Provide access to accommodations for all learners. 

We will also be offering this session in the winter/spring. To receive alerts for similar events, make sure you’re signed up for notifications. Sign into your SABES account, click the “My Account” tab→ “ My Notifications” tab, and select "Program Support - ADA Resources & Training".

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Use your understanding of disability culture to develop disability-conscious program activities
  • Use your understanding of disability culture to empower students with disabilities to take an active part in their learning experience
  • Utilize selected tools in the Basic Disability Screening
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
11/03/2023 - 10:00 am to 11/03/2023 - 3:30 pm

World Education, 7th Floor
44 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210
United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - ADA Resources & Training
Topic Area
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)