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disABILITY Advocate Training Options

The disABILITY Advocate Training is offered in several versions to best meet the different needs of people on campus. Please review the option below to select the Training that would best fit your needs.

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The Foundation Program:   2 hour disABILITY Advocate Foundation Program open to faculty, staff and students.  The Foundation program is designed to facilitate open conversation and provide an engaging learning environment through 5 interactive activities.  After completing the program each participant will receive a placard that indicates completion of the program and an advocate status.

The Faculty Program:  1.5 hour disABILITY Advocate Program specifically designed for faculty members.  The Faculty Program is conducted in a lecture format with 3 engaging interactive activities.  In addition to awareness and sensitivity training the program will also focus on SSD policies and procedures and review how to best accommodate students with disabilities.  After completing the program each participant will receive a placard that indicates completion of the program.

disABILITY 101 Program:   1 hour disABILITY Advocate Program that is perfect for a classroom setting.  The disABILITY 101 Program is conducted in a lecture format with 3 engaging interactive activities.  Presenters allow for questions at the end of this program as time is limited.  The disABILITY 101 Program is designed to provide a snapshot of disability awareness and sensitivity.  This program is a “stepping stone” program and therefore does not provide a placard upon completion but is a great way to introduce the topic to your students or staff.

Schedule a training by emailing ssd-advocate@austin.utexas.edu with your preferred date, time, location, and the number of attendees.