9th Annual National ReFrame Conference for Home Repair Nonprofits
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Wednesday, November 6 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Break-Out Session #1: Diversity & Inclusive Language & Actions

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What does it mean to be inclusive of individuals with disabilities? In this presentation, we’ll discuss the intricacies of disability sensitivity and etiquette, and provide a general overview of the laws that apply. Throughout the presentation, you’ll receive specific information on how to interact with people with different disabilities, such as deafness, those in wheelchairs, or individuals with service animals. Finally, we’ll provide a brief overview of Trauma Informed Care, and how best to interact with families and individuals who may have experienced trauma. We’ll end by providing specific examples and answering questions.

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Burke Brewer

Advocate, Disability Rights Tennessee
Burke Brewer, Special Education Advocate for Disability Rights TN, earned a BS in Psychology, and a MS in Counseling from The University of Tennessee. She has been an advocate, employment specialist and counselor for individuals with disabilities for over a decade. In her current... Read More →

Hunter Hancock

Disability Rights Tennessee
Hunter Hancock, Abuse & Neglect Investigator for Disability Rights TN, earned a BSW from MTSU, and has worked as an advocate and investigator in the East Tennessee region since 2013. In his role he monitors diverse settings and investigates individual and systemic causes and incidents... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Cattails E & F