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CIL-NET & SILC-NET Present… A National Teleconference and Webinar: Creating Cognitive Access and Inclusion in the Independent Living Movement

CIL-NET & SILC-NET Present… A National Teleconference: and Webinar:

April 14, 2016; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Register online or by using the printable registration form (PDF)

IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETDoing cross-disability work requires hard work and intentional outreach. As Independent Living advocates, we must constantly ask ourselves who is not at the table and take steps to include them.

Of course, sometimes we need help to know exactly how we can best accommodate and include people with all types of disabilities. Join us on April 14 to learn how you can best reach and include people with cognitive disabilities – including autistic people and people with intellectual disabilities. Our presenter will share some of the most common barriers to participation for people with a variety of different cognitive disabilities and what you can do to address them.

Registration Fee: $75.00. Fee is per site (connection) and does not apply per participant; registrants are encouraged to gather as many individuals as desired to participate by telephone. 

Target Audience

  • CIL and SILC board members, program managers, and staff interested in outreach to marginalized populations.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, you will have tools and resources that will enable you to:

  • Identify common access barriers for people with cognitive disabilities
  • Explore common areas of overlap between the access needs of people with cognitive disabilities and other disability populations
  • Expand access for people with cognitive disabilities, identifying specific ways CILs & SILCs can become more inclusive of this population
  • Identify strategies that create cognitive accessibility that can improve communication and participation
  • Identify opportunities for outreach to people with cognitive disabilities

Meet Your Presenter

Julia Bascom serves as Deputy Executive Director at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). In addition, Julia develops projects which look at ensuring meaningful, authentic, and respectful representation of the Autistic and disability communities throughout our society, and bridging the gap between theory vs. praxis. Julia served on the New Hampshire DD council as well on as her state’s team for revitalizing state-wide self-advocacy, and is the founder of The Loud Hands Project. She writes about autistic identity, community, and language; disability rights; theory vs. praxis; and autism acceptance on her website, Just Stimming….

Presented by CIL-NET and SILC-NET: A program of the IL-NET national training and technical assistance project for Centers for Independent Living (CIL-NET) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILC-NET). The IL-NET is operated by ILRU, Independent Living Research Utilization, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL).

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