LGBTQ+ and Disability Training Series

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Center for Innovative Training in Vocational Rehabilitation LGBTQ+ Training Series

Welcome to our training series on working with people with intersecting identities.  This series focuses on supporting LGBTQ+ people with disabilities.

LGBTQ+ and Disability Part 1: An Introduction to Working with Clients with Intersecting Identities

Learn more about the application of CRC/ACA ethics for working with LGBTQ+ Youth. Get an understanding of intersectionality as it relates to LGBTQ+ identities and other marginalized identities. Identify common narratives faced by LGBTQ+ Youth and Youth with Disabilities including the intersectionality of identities. Gain an ability to describe the socio-political impacts on work with gender expansive adolescents or gender expansive clients.
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LGBTQ+ and Disability Part 2: Considerations for Working with Clients with Intersecting Identities

Get an understanding of the implication of power and privilege in the counseling relationship as it relates to LGBTQ+ and disability identities. Learn how to support LGBTQ+ people, including Transgender and Gender Expansive persons, in their pursuit of work. Find out how to locate local resources to support LGBTQ+ communities. Examine your own agency’s policies and procedures toward ensuring safe and inclusive services. Questions from part 1 are answered.
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LGBTQ+ and Disability Part 3: Supporting LGBTQ+ Clients with Disabilities in their Pursuit of Work

In Part 3, we will focus on supporting LGBTQ+ clients with disabilities in their pursuit of work. Learn how organizations can support the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ identified clients with disabilities through policy and procedures and how to approach potential employers. Get an understanding of how to address needs of LGBTQ+ clients when working with agency partners and natural supports (i.e., school systems and families). Identify what to do in cases of discrimination, including the discernment of legitimate resources.
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