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Language & Disability: AHEAD WAMinar

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The WAM programme at AHEAD is running a free training webinar aimed at current WAM employers and potential WAM employers.

When: Wednesday, October 20th 2021 from 11.30am – 1.00pm

More About WAM: The WAM programme is the transition to employment initiative of AHEAD. It offers graduates with disabilities the benefit of a 6-month minimum fully paid and mentored work internships with high profile employers. WAM was established in 2005 and, to date, have placed over 500 graduates with both private and public sector employers.

Event information

Disability, disabled, differently-able, diff-ability, neurodiversity, people of ‘all abilities’ … These are all terms being used to describe people with disabilities and disabled people, but what should we be using?

This webinar will discuss the evolving language of disability but also being mindful to ensure all people with disabilities feel included in the workplace. The variables for this occurrence and the lack of inclusive language reflects strongly on the organization as a whole.  It is important to understand the purpose of using the word ‘disability’ while also being mindful about the individual’s preferences. How or when do I use disability terminology? How to approach the individual to find out their preferences?  These are the few questions that come to mind in the context of this discussion.

Find out more at the AHEAD website