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Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability and Ableism 101

  • U of M School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 United States (map)

Course Description:

Over 23% of the U.S. population identifies has having one or more disabilities or impairments according to the 2010 U.S.
Census. However, people with disabilities and those who identify as disabled are often left out of conversations around
diversity and inclusion. This workshop will cover some of the history of language used by and about this community, what ableism is (as well as able-bodied/neurotpyical privilege), and ways to engage these types of oppression so ingrained in
various systems. Participants will learn about ways ableism has been historically used to oppress disabled bodies; what ableist microaggressions are; discuss the concept of universal design, spoon theory, and the social model of disability; and finally, create action items to move towards more inclusive social work practice. Learners will also get the opportunity to ask questions
and workshop current concerns.

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CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor Name:
University of Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alia Wesala