Laura Gold of Services for Independent Living, will present disability awareness and tips on how to establish inclusive nonprofit boards, committees, and coalitions. Bring your questions to this
Laura Gold of Services for Independent Living, will present disability awareness and tips on how to establish inclusive nonprofit boards, committees, and coalitions. Bring your questions to this essential presentation!
Description: According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), one in four adults in the United States has some form of disability. Yet individuals with disabilities are often left out at the table where decisions are regularly made that impact individuals with disabilities. The presentation “Disability Awareness and Tips on How to Establish Inclusive Nonprofit Boards, Committees, and Coalitions” is designed to educate local boards, municipalities and/or community organizations on disability awareness, on communicating and interacting with people with disabilities, and on providing access and accommodations at meetings. Participants will learn ways to incorporate inclusion and accessibility on nonprofit boards, committees, and coalitions to ensure that individuals with disabilities are heard.
Laura A. Gold, J.D. – Laura Gold is the Community Services Specialist at Services for Independent Living, a nonprofit agency that provides services and advocacy to individuals with disabilities in Northeast Ohio. She has over 25 years of experience in providing advocacy, consulting and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accessibility, disability rights, and disability-related issues. Laura has presented numerous workshops and presentations on the above issues. She also oversees SIL’s Leadership Academy, an eight-week program designed to help individuals with disabilities develop practical skills needed to actively participate on nonprofit boards, community coalitions, task forces and system change committees in a meaningful way. Laura received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio.
CART services will be provided.
Presented in conjunction with Ohio Museums Association.
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(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am