Join us for this day-long online workshop that is designed to build your skills to develop disability-inclusive practices within your adult education program. You can expect an interactive and hands-on workshop that will provide you with the time to:

  • Create a written plan for integrating disability inclusive content into your program.
  • Use the Basic Disability Screening for Adult Educators (BDSAE) to increase access to accommodated teaching and learning.

The facilitator will draw from disability studies, disability activism, and the practical knowledge of workforce development to provide a discussion forum and constructive guidance for adult educators who wish to build or enhance disability inclusive practices in their programs. 


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Advisors and instructors in the role of supporting students with disabilities (all advisors and instructors)
  • Program directors seeking information to build disability-inclusive program designs
  • ADA coordinators

This workshop combines practical tools and strategies with foundational ideas in disability studies to support more disability-inclusive programming. 

We will begin with an overview of what accessibility and accommodations look like in your program and in your unique role. We will then practice using the Basic Disability Screening and Referral tool, which provides practical guidance to help you and students determine if there is a need for professional assessments. Next, we will discuss referral processes and funding sources for additional assessments. Then we will learn about the Common Accommodations for Learning tool, and will practice using a preferred accommodations plan.

After a lunch break, we will discuss how adult education programs can benefit from the important work being done in disability studies, disability activism, and disability inclusion in workforce development contexts. We will support you in developing disability-conscious activities and products for use in program orientations, classrooms, and program administration. We will end the day with some hands-on case studies, where you will gain the practical skills needed to work with a variety of students. 

Timings will be as follows:

  • 10:00 am- 12:00 noon Morning session
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch break
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon session

Several days before the event, Jane Brandt at jane_brandt@worlded.org will send you an email with the Zoom link. 

*To ensure that you receive information about your training, please save jane_brandt@worlded.org to your email address book.*

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Use your understanding of disability culture to develop disability-conscious program activities
  • Use your understanding of disability culture to empower students with disabilities to take an active part in their learning experience
  • Utilize selected tools in the Basic Disability Screening for Adult Educators
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
04/24/2024 - 10:00 am to 04/24/2024 - 3:00 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - ADA Resources & Training
Topic Area
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
ADEI (anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion)
Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Teaching