Disability Awareness Curriculum

Disability Awareness Curriculum Team

Lisa Davis, Community Relations Director
(513) 732-4921

Elizabeth Moran, Community Integration Manager
(513) 732-4831

Christine Darling, Investigations Manager
(513) 732-4846

Tim Vogel, Work Services Coordinator
(513) 732-4873

In 2004, the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities created a training curriculum to help people in the community learn about the agency and experience what it feels like to have a disability. Through a short PowerPoint presentation, the group receives a course in Assistive Technology, learns what it means to speak “People First Language” and has the opportunity to speak personally with someone who has a disability in an informal Meet and Greet segment.

This has proved to be a very successful training program for the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Schools, church groups, Rotary Clubs, and many other organizations have had the opportunity to experience this curriculum over the past year and in July, 2005, the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities received an Exemplary Status for this program from the CARF accreditation organization.

The great part about his curriculum is…it can fit into any class or group, regardless of time or size! Training can be presented to a group of 400 in a two-hour period of time, or 20 people in one hour. Whatever time you have to offer (day or evening), we can fit into it and help your group have a fun learning experience in the process!

Call one of the numbers listed above to schedule a training time.

Curriculum Outline

A. What is a disability?
B. Clermont DD Program Overview
C. What is a Developmental Disability?
D. Ten Rules for Communicating with Someone who has a Disability
E. Assistive Technology Overview
F. People First Language
G. Meet and Greet with Someone who has a Disability
H. Handouts to Keep