Disability Awareness Curriculum Team
Lisa Davis, Community Relations Director
Elizabeth Moran, Community Integration Manager
Christine Darling, Investigations Manager
Tim Vogel, Work Services Coordinator
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.
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
H. Handouts to Keep