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Online Workshop Series: Adaptations for People with Little or No Reliable Speech

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$30

All people, including those with limited means of expressive communication, deserve access to accurate information about relationships and sexuality. This webinar will outline methods of providing communication support and multi-modal access when teaching with the Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities curriculum, or any other teaching tools you use.

Open to all, including self-advocates, support people, families, and community members.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the frameworks of Presuming Competence and the Least Dangerous Assumption
  • Participants will discuss methods of adapting activities to include people with limited means of expressive communication
  • Participants will view examples of real life communication adaptations, and will be provided access for their own use
  • Participants will have the opportunity to request and share suggestions with the instructors and with other participants

This is a 90 minute online workshop. We use a video conference platform (Ring Central, powered by Zoom) to deliver the workshop. There will be opportunity for questions and live engagement with the instructors.

Workshop Date: June 19, 2019 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm eastern time (please note your timezone) 

Access Instructions: After you register you will get a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the workshop. You must have a stable internet connection to join, or you can call in via phone.

Workshop led by: 

Molly K. Rearick, EdD, is Founder and Executive Director of Reid’s Gift, Inc., a non-profit supporting teens and adults in California. She also teaches part time at California State University, Northridge and provides consulting and evaluation services to students, families, and school districts. Molly’s background in education led her to found Reid’s Gift in 2013, and she and her staff are dedicated to providing supports that meet the unique goals of each person. In particular, Molly is passionate about helping people communicate.

Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed., CSE is a national expert and trains individuals, staff, and parents on sexuality and developmental disabilities. She teaches sexuality education to people with DD/ID as well as trains them to be peer sexuality educators themselves. Katherine is the author of an agency and school curriculum: Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities, and has developed two online courses; one to train professionals, Developmental Disability and Sexuality 101, and one for parents: Talking to Your Kids: Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality. Katherine has spent her career trying to elevate the status of all people, which is why the new name for her growing company is Elevatus Training.

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