Mon, Sep 19|
Groton Country Club
Overcoming Hurdles to Inclusion with Lisa Drennan
Strategies for recreation, school, and community organizations to create an inclusive culture for all! This event is co-sponsored by Groton-Dunstable SEPAC and The Racial and Social Justice Group
Time & Location
Sep 19, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Groton Country Club , 94 Lovers Lane, Groton MA
About the event
The Groton-Dunstable Special Education Parent Advisory Council, in partnership with the Racial and Social Justice Group, invites you to join us for a FREE WORKSHOP with disability inclusion expert Lisa Drennan of MERGE Inclusion Consulting. This workshop will explore the ways in which we can create a culture where people with disabilities are welcomed, engaged and supported to have full and meaningful participation in our communities. Attendees will learn about disability etiquette and language, strategies to make any activity more accessible to persons with diverse abilities, and how fostering friendship is a vehicle for inclusion. Through brainstorming and discussion, attendees will leave the workshop with actionable next steps to make Groton and Dunstable more inclusive communities. See you there!
About our speaker:
Lisa Drennan is an innovative leader with a demonstrated commitment to building inclusive communities. She has over 38 years of experience in supporting individuals with diverse abilities. Lisa founded MERGE Inclusion to serve as a consultant for organizations wishing to remove barriers to participation for people with disabilities. She is a highly sought-after speaker in the Greater Boston area and beyond. She consults with a range of organizations from municipalities, to school groups, to YMCAs and other recreational groups. Lisa serves on the advisory board for the DDS and Arc of Massachusetts joint Widening the Circle project, serving as the primary author of the Pathways To Friendship toolkit for recreation and community professionals.