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To assist you with providing access to people with disabilities, Able SC offers a variety of professional trainings. We have trained thousands of professionals, including educators, employers, police officers, service providers, community program staff, higher education students, and government employees, with a 99% satisfaction rate.

Our customized, disability trainings can cover the following topics:

  • Understanding Disability
  • Importance of the Disability Perspective
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Disability Sensitivity & Customer Service
  • Keynote & Empowerment Speaking
  • Employing & Supervising Inclusively
  • Creating Accessible Digital Resources
  • ADA Architectural Standards/Barrier Removal
  • ADA Transition Planning
  • Accommodations Made Easy
  • Youth Empowerment & Goal Setting
  • Best Practices in Youth Transition
  • Employment First
  • Alternatives to Guardianship and Supported Decision Making
  • Parenting with a Disability
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Sex and Relationships

And much more!

Meet your trainers and keynote speakers:

Amy Shapley, Director of Community Access:

Popular Topics: Accessibility in all its forms including but not limited to web, documents, and physical locations

Dori Tempio, Director of Community Outreach and Consumer Rights:

Popular Topics: Diversity and Inclusion; Disability Rights; Disability Sensitivity and Etiquette; Service Animals; Fair Housing; Empowering People with Disabilities; Voting Rights; Person-Centered Planning; Disability Pride; Emergency Preparedness; Sex and Relationships; Diversity and Inclusion

Paige Winget, Director of Youth Transition Programs:

Popular Topics: Quality Youth Transition Planning and Services; Building Opportunities for Self-Determination and Supported Decision Making; Youth Engagement; Universal Design in Learning; Healthy Relationships and Sexual Education for Youth; Student-Led IEPs

Sandy Jordan, Director of Employment Programs:

Popular Topics: Employer Obligations under the ADA; Employment Rights; Employment First; Building a Diverse Workforce; Outcomes-Based Interagency Teaming for Youth Transition; Reasonable Accommodations; Employment Rights and Advocacy; Systems Change and Coalition Building to Improve Employment Services; Employer Engagement

Melissa Snyder, Lead Community Work Incentives Coordinator:

Popular Topics: Myths about Benefits and Working, Person-Centered Planning

Youth EQUIP Leaders:

Popular Topics: Youth Empowerment and Advocacy; Disability Pride; Autism Inclusion

Jerri Davison, Senior Vice President, and Cheif Programs Officer:

Popular Topics: Alternatives to Guardianship and Supported Decision Making; Employment First; Youth Program Development; Disability Rights; CIL programming

Kimberly Tissot, President, and Chief Executive Officer:

Popular Topics: Parenting with a Disability; Independent Living Philosophy; Disability Perspective; Quality CIL Services and Collaboration; Universal Design and Accessibility; Legislative Disability Rights Advocacy; Executive Director Leadership/Mentorship; Accessibility Assessments; Americans with Disabilities Act; ADA Transition Planning; Employer Obligations under the ADA

Testimonials:

“The trainers exuded enthusiasm throughout the training. They were a wealth of knowledge.”

“The trainer was able to educate and gave great information based on her life experiences. She helped me look at the life of people who are disabled in a different way.”

“Dori is a very engaging presenter. She keeps your attention and makes it feel more like a conversation than a training. She does not make people feel bad if they do not have the answer.”

“Excellent, destigmatizing overview!”

“Information provided first hand by experienced instructors.”

“The speaker was knowledgeable & energetic!”

“Excellent introduction for people unfamiliar with disability etiquette”

“It was an excellent overview; appreciated the concrete tips & advice for how to improve programs & discuss with individuals.”

“Emphasis that each person with a disability is the expert on themselves, so it’s important to find out from them how we can best serve them/what resources they need.”

“Many tips learned today will assist in providing the community with the policing they deserve.”

“Empowering speaker and made me re-evaluate how I viewed people with disabilities.”

Able SC staff are trained, motivated, and ready to provide, an upbeat and memorable training experience! To learn more about our technical assistance services, please contact us at advocacy@able-sc.org or 800-681-6805.