"Thoroughly recommend a visit from Liz to... increase awareness of ableism and how to be an ally." - Sophie McPhee, QMGS, Walsall.
I have been a workshop lead for the past 5 years. I create workshops that are engaging, educational, and challenging. Without judgement, I encourage discussion and questions so that you leave the workshop feeling confident in your ability to be more inclusive and empathetic towards disability. Whether you are in education, business, or the public sector, if you want to explore disability more, understand the complexities, learn about the issues, and be confident in becoming a better ally, I have a workshop for you.
There are three 60 minute workshops in my disability series. You can choose to have one of the workshops, two, or pick the whole package.
Workshop 1. "What is disability?"
In this workshop I will take you through in-depth understanding of what disability is. For a lot of non-disabled people their idea of disability is often constrained to "wheelchair" or "amputee," but the disability community is more diverse than you think. To have a fully inclusive organisation you need to challenge stereotypes and create an empathetic space- this workshop will help your team do this.
Workshop 2. "What issues do disabled people face?"
Ableism is what disabled people face on a day-to-day basis and is a lot more complex then you think. Disability discrimination laws protect the rights of disabled people, but do they actually prevent inaccessibility and exclusion? No they don't. This workshop will explore ableism and how inaccessibility and exclusion are still the two main issues disabled people face today. I will also explore solutions with your team so that you can make your organisation more inclusive and accessible for all.
Workshop 3. "How to be a better disability ally."
Allyship is more than being nice to a disabled person. If you want to be a true ally to disabled people it is about promoting their voices, listening to their stories, standing with them on a day-to-day basis, and so much more. In this workshop I will take you through clear steps you can take, as an individual and organisation, to be a better ally to disabled people.