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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered Webinar Webinar with Autism NOW September 25, 2012

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered Webinar Webinar with Autism NOW September 25, 2012

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The words, attitudes and actions of others can often impact an individual’s life more than their disability! In this webinar, self-advocates share training materials that can be used in the community to help promote understanding and acceptance of differences.
The words, attitudes and actions of others can often impact an individual’s life more than their disability! In this webinar, self-advocates share training materials that can be used in the community to help promote understanding and acceptance of differences.

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Published by: The Autism NOW Center on Sep 26, 2012
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Look Through Our Eyes
Self-Advocates Becoming Empoweredsabe.orgGreen Mountain Self-Advocatesgmsavt.org
 
Look Through Our Eyes
The purpose of this workshop is to share a few training activities we do in Vermont.The words, attitudes and actions of others impact our lives more than our disabilities.See how self-
advocates in Vermont are teaching others to “Look Through Our Eyes.”
We will demonstrate activities we do with support workers, college students, busdrivers and more. Learn how you can do this training in your community.
Agenda
Rocks Activity
 
Presume Competence
 
Fishbowl
 
Bumper Stickers
 
 
Rocks Activity
Time
: 15 minutes
Goal
: Identify attitudes that have an impact on the lives of people with disabilities
Materials
: A backpack; 30 river rocks (the size that will fit into a person’s hand) ; collect 30
comments written by people with disabilities (one sentence each); write each comment ona piece of paper and use a rubber band to attach each comment to a rock. Put the rocks inthe backpack.Introduction to activity:Green Mountain Self-Advocates has 21 local groups throughout Vermont. We have over 600members who have an intellectual and developmental disabilities. We have been collectingstories and comments from our members, examples of the attitudes and actions that peoplewith disabilities face every day.We are going to pass around a backpack loaded with rocks. Each rock has a story on it. Takeout a rock
 –
read what it says or ask the person next to you to read it. Then pass the bag onto the next person.

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