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Disability 101

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM) (EDT)


People with disabilities are disproportionately older, more rural, and more socio-economically disadvantaged. The COVID-19 pandemic, considered by experts to be the largest ‘mass-disabling’ event in human history, continues to contribute to the size of the Disabled population. Training focused on access for and inclusion of people with disabilities is invaluable to the success of Kentucky nonprofits, many of whose mission is direct support of these at-risk intersections. People with disabilities are volunteers, donors, consumers, and service recipients. Building capacity of nonprofits so that they can best serve people with disabilities isn’t just a matter of equity – it’s competitive advantage. Through the Disability 101 workshop, leaders will learn best practice in the language of disability, disability etiquette, and accessible event design.

Offered by our partner, Nonprofit Association of the Midlands

About the Presenter

Emily Voorde is the Founder and CEO of INTO Strategies. Emily served in the White House Office of Public Engagement as the Biden-Harris Administration’s liaison to Disabled Americans and K-12 educators. Voorde’s personal passions and professional expertise center on justice for individuals with disabilities and equitable access to education. Her career began as an AmeriCorps member and 2nd grade teacher in Pascagoula, Mississippi. In the summer of 2019, Voorde returned to her hometown of South Bend, Indiana to support Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s run for President, serving as Chasten Buttigieg’s full-time body woman on the campaign trail. During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Voorde served as an Associate Director with the University of Notre Dame’s Sara Bea Center for Students with Disabilities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, a Masters of Education from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters of Public Policy in Education from Vanderbilt University. Emily is a Presidentially-appointed member of the National Council on Disability.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM) (EDT)
Human Resources
Shared Webinar - National Council of Nonprofits
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