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Successful Strategies for Equity and Access


Successful Strategies for Equity and Access
Effective communication is critical to ensuring understanding, empowering relationships, and providing quality services. Our panelists will share their approach to language supports, access and resources. Open Doors for Multicultural Families envisions a world where all culturally and linguistically diverse individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities and their families thrive in an inclusive society of their design. They engage and partner with culturally and linguistically diverse individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their families. They will provide updates on 1) House Bill 1153 – Language Access in Public Schools: What it is, how it came to be, and why it’s crucial to family engagement. 2) Resources and Best Practices in Working with Interpreters. PEACE (People Empowered and Communities Enhanced) is a free service helping individuals who experience intellectual and/or developmental disabilities of all ages and their families have a full and meaningful life. PEACE’s mission and vision is to enhance community for individuals of all abilities. The service connects people with resources, trainings, support, community and belonging as well as filling gaps in support and identifying barriers to systems and working to eliminate them. Clark County Department of Community Services and the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board has prioritized equity. In this session, panelists will discuss one way that they are living their commitment to equity through language access. Both organizations say they still need to do more and have learned some lessons along the way. They will share stories and moments of clarity that led to their next steps.
Learning Objectives:
• Understand what effective communication means
• Identify how to ensure understanding
• Find out how to use communication to empower relationships
• Discover how to provide quality services through effective communication

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Kari Tietjen

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