APRIL Youth Talks
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Save the Date for the 2018 Schedule: 2:00-3:30 pm EST (1:00-2:30 CST, 12:00-1:30 MST, 11:00-12:30 PST)
Feb 7th, 2018 with Paula McElwee and Sierra Royster
With the youth transition service being placed on CILs in 2014, the regulations coming out in 2016, and frequently asked questions from ACL coming out in 2017, the WIOA rolling out, what is youth transition and what is serving youth? The questions are confusing, and we want to make sure as you are carrying your programs and services out you are able to record everything you are doing accurately. Join us to clarify the muddy waters of services that youth are receiving in your CIL?
2. The Impact of School Suspensions
April 4th, 2018- Dustin Gibson
The policing and criminalization of students, particularly students of color with disabilities, serves as one of the largest contributors to the expansion of our prison systems. Understanding how race and disability are implicated in classrooms, leading to school suspensions, expulsions, and time away from learning is critical to disrupting the school to prison trajectory
3. Youth at the Table and Active SILC Members
May 30th, 2018- Zach Garafalo and Melissa Ann Santora
Participants will learn strategies to engage young leaders with disabilities with their SILCs. Topics covered will include a SILC readiness assessment for youth engagement, how to build intergenerational partnerships, different recruitment methods, and how to prepare young leaders to be effective SILC members. Additional topics about youth engagement on boards and committees will also be discussed.
4. Balancing Systems Advocacy Efforts with Self-Advocacy Skill Development in K-12 Education
August 1st, 2018- Charlie Walters
This APRIL Youth Talk will focus on creative ways of balancing work with consumers to address advocacy needs in K-12 education while driving change that gets to the heart of reforming a system that often fails to support youth in reaching their full potential. Participants will learn about how one CIL has shifted its work with both individual and systems advocacy in education in an attempt to affect long-term change.
5. Disability History
October 3rd, 2018- Susan Cervellera
New to IL, passionate about what we do, but not sure about where we started? Many youth feel this way as well. Come learn about where we started and invite a youth into your CIL/SILC to learn too! Enjoy while we dive into the medical model vs. the social model, history of the ADA, IDEA, Rehab Act, history of ADAPT, institutionalization, sterilization, Ugly laws and talk about the huge advocates including Ed Roberts, Justin Dart, Dorothea Dix plus much more!
6. Grant Heffelfinger-LGBTQ+ Community
December 5th, 2018
Join us for an interactive talk on supporting inclusion for our youth with disabilities. There will be a discussion to support our LGBT youth with disabilities and how to include LGBT youth in our centers.
Youth Topical Calls Click here for more information on how to apply these topics to your IL work
Member Rates: Annual Rate (registering and paying for all 6 trainings in the series): $180 - Per Training Rate: $35
Non-Member Rates: Annual Rate (registering and paying for all 6 trainings in the series): $250 - Per Training Rate: $50
Register below for the New Annual Subscription to APRIL Youth Talks