Module: 3.1.1 Creating an Inclusive Program
During this training, participants will discuss the law regarding inclusion as well as the attitude needed to create an inclusive environment in school-age care/afterschool by making reasonable accommodations for children with disabilities.
In this training participants will:
- Understand what it means for an afterschool program to be inclusive.
- Understand what it meant by the term “disability.”
- Identify 3 strategies to move their organization to a new phase of inclusion
"I'm Working On It"
This activity shows how some people with disabilities may experience difficulty with activities that require fine motor skills. This expands the perspective of participants as to the experience of having disabilities.
What Does Inclusion Look Like?
Participants will take a look at their programs, including the physical space, the sensory environment, the children and youth, and consider how a child or youth with a disability could fit into this environment.
What Is "Disability"?
Participants have opportunity to define disability and to experience an alternative definition that will expand their understanding of disability.
The Law and Reasonable Accommodations
Participants review the law surrounding inclusion and discuss the term "reasonable," considering possible accommodations that they would make for a child or youth in their programs.
Journey to Inclusion
Participants compare their programs to a list of qualities of inclusive programs, and determine three strategies to move towards inclusion.
Training Length: 2 hours