DI03 Intro to Disability Awareness and Etiquette for Businesses and Individuals (2020CLC)

September 15, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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The Diversity and Inclusion/Lawyer Well-Being Track

Presented by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee

About the Program

Disability awareness and etiquette training is useful whenever you, as an employer, want staff to become more comfortable interacting with co-workers and customers with disabilities. Melissa Marshall developed this training from a Boston Globe Foundation grant well over a decade ago, and has documented the development and results in her book Getting It: Persuading Organizations and Individuals to Become More Comfortable with People with Disabilities. The training varies in time according to one’s needs, budget, and time constraints, but overall takes a light-hearted approach to the serious subject of becoming more comfortable with people with disabilities. Using props, including masks and dolls, and customized etiquette scenarios to your organization, Melissa creates a safe environment for participants to ask any questions that they have ever had regarding disability.

You Will Learn

  • Tools to empower you to engage comfortably with individuals with disabilities
  • How to initiate serious conversations concerning disability awareness at your place of business

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics); 1.0 NY (D&I)


Melissa Marshall Melissa Marshall
Melissa Marshall Disability Policy Consulting LLC, West Hartford