Connect with family members, friends and community partners at our upcoming events.
Your Role as a Leader and in Leadership for Organizational Change
The webinar session is designed primarily for persons who experience intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). Persons who experience IDD are not always included in:
- How supports and services they want and need are provided.
- Ways to honor their culture and language.
- Leadership training activities.
- Ways to be involved in making a big change.
This session will provide ways that persons with IDD can be leaders and partner in leadership roles for big change. It may be of interest to families, Direct Support Professionals, and other staff.
What does Cultural and Linguistic Competence mean for Direct Support Professionals?
The importance of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) cannot be understated. DSPs The roles of DSPs have evolved from solely caregiving and focuses more broadly on supporting people across the full spectrum of disabilities to have meaningful lives in the communities in which they live, go to school, work, parent, engage in recreation, worship, and share friendships and other intimate relationships. This session will focus on: 1) cultural competence and linguistic competence and how these concepts and practices relate to the everyday responsibilities of DSPs and the people across racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic groups that they support and their families; and 2) the unique issues that DSPs face due to their multiple cultural identities and experiences attributed intersectionality, social location, discrimination and the “isms.”
Engaging Diverse Communities in Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
Many of this nation’s communities have been oppressed, minoritized, and discriminated against. For some within these communities, their history in the US, territories, and tribal nations, is compounded by current day realities perpetuated by inequities. Establishing and sustaining broad-based community partnerships that support the full inclusion of and equity for persons who experience intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families present myriad benefits while simultaneously presenting unique challenges. Many IDD organizations and programs continue to struggle to engage communities in a culturally and linguistically competent manner. This session will present six key strategies and approaches to engage the culturally and linguistically diverse communities of New York State.
Thursday, June 13, 2024
135 West Gate Drive, Huntington, NY 11743
AHRC FOUNDATION WALK
SUNDAY, OCT. 27, 2024
It’s that time of year again. Time to register to make a difference at the AHRC Foundation Walk!
Let’s continue to make a difference in the lives of children and adults with I/DD.
Gather back at Eisenhower Park for another wonderful Walk Day experience.