Is your school developing inclusive classrooms? Is your community promoting inclusion for people with disabilities? Is your place of business trying to establish an inclusive workplace? Inclusion is a popular term, but what exactly does it mean? (And just as importantly, what doesn't it mean?) What does it look like? Why does it matter? How can we make it happen? How do we ALL benefit from true inclusion? Join our webinar to hear answers to these questions and more.
Intended audience: Youth and young adults with disabilities, parents and other family members, individuals who support young people in their transition to adult life
Isaac Baldry attended the Montana Youth Leadership Forum in 2008 and works as the Region 1 coordinator for My Transitions. He has been a member of the Rural Institute Consumer Advisory Council since 2008, and has presented on multiple webinars for the Rural Institute. He currently is a private contractor for the Pre-Employment Transition Services Technical Assistance Center at the University of Montana. He is also self-employed as a national speaker focusing on youth issues and technology.
Sierra Lode achieved an Associate of Arts Degree in 2012 from the University of Montana College of Technology. She serves on the Rural Institute Consumer Advisory Council; was a delegate at the first Montana Youth Leadership Forum in 2000 and continued to support the Forum as a volunteer for the next 10 years; was appointed to the National Youth Leadership Network in 2002 in Washington, D.C., and to the National Youth Leadership Network Advanced Institute in 2005; and recently attended the Pacific Leadership Academy's training conducted by the Pacific Alliance on Disability Self Advocacy in San Francisco. Sierra has a website that promotes her motivational speaking business: http://www.speakingoutofthebox.com/.
Sarah Mulligan has called Missoula home since 1983. She has four amazing children ranging in age from six to nineteen, and understands inclusion from a parent perspective. Sarah's background is education and for many years, she worked at The University of Montana. She has been a teacher for young children with disabilities, the owner of a toy store, and the Executive Director of an international membership organization. Today she is a licensed REALTOR.