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ARCHITECTURAL ACCESSIBILITY: MAKING YOUR PHYSICAL SPACE ACCESSIBLE

What types of buildings are covered under the ADA and other applicable codes and laws? What are non-profit organizations obligated to do to create accessible physical spaces in existing facilities, those undergoing renovations and new construction?

BEHAVIORAL, MEMORY AND COGNITIVE DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS

People with behavioral, memory and cognitive disabilities and their families increasingly are aware of their civil rights, interested in self-determination and expecting organizations to serve them. Robin Jones, director of the Great Lakes ADA Center, will provide examples of best practices and practical suggestions for how your organization can best serve this demographic.

COMMUNICATION ACCESSIBILITY: PLANNING AHEAD FOR EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

What makes an event or program truly inclusive for people of all abilities? Effective communication to your varying audiences is vital to the success of any event or meeting.

DISABILITY ETIQUETTE: PROPER INTERACTION WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Who is included in the disability community in Illinois and how can non-profit leaders and staff interact most effectively and respectfully with them? Robin Jones, director of the Great Lakes ADA Center, will share practical guidance through this interactive session.

PHILANTHROPY, DISABILITY AND DIVERSITY: OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP

Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed, how inclusive is philanthropy in the Chicago region?

RENEW YOUR COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION

Come to this learning session with Irene Bowen, author of the updated “Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits” published by the Chicago Community Trust, to learn about opportunities to be more inclusive in all your activities.