Black Lives Matter

Front page of the Fall 2020 Self Advocates Newsletter
Wed, September 30, 2020
This quarter's highlights include: Virtual Central Park Challenge | Black Lives Matter Protests and Disabilities | Effects of COVID-19 | Interview with Naomi Ortiz| and more...
Using Social Stories to Support People with I/DD During Civil Unrest
Fri, June 26, 2020
Social stories can be used with adults and children; they are a tool to help provide directions and examples of appropriate ways to respond to social situations. The goal of a social story is to illustrate and clarify expectations while building skills such as coping and emotional regulation.
Finding New Ways to Support Black People with Disabilities
Fri, June 26, 2020
The civil and political unrest that has galvanized many Americans against systemic racism has profound implications on the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Discrimination based on race and color adds another obstacle to a level playing field – one YAI is mobilizing to address. And while the organization and its base of more than 4,000 employees seek institutional change in the workplace, YAI must also bring the issue, and the need for sustainable solutions, into the lives of the people it supports.
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