NOVEMBER 2021
Utah Disability Today
The official newsletter of the Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice
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Phone: (435) 797-1981
You received this monthly newsletter because you are a friend of the Institute for Disability (formerly the Center for Persons with Disabilities). Keep reading for news, resources, events and job openings!
NEWS
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A Look at How Disability is Perceived in Native Communities
A researcher identifies themes in how disability and mental health are perceived among Natives communities--and how the rush to provide services online leaves some behind. Read more on our blog.
Taking Charge of the Doctor Visit
A guide is out to help children with disabilities speak for themselves in the doctor's office, regardless of how they communicate. It's all thanks to regional leadership training. Read more.
EVENTS
ADA Reasonable Accommodations for Employment
November 30 at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Participate via Zoom.

Early ECHO Session
December 1 at 12 PM
For more information, visit Early ECHO's website.
Register on the website.

Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities (LCPD)
December 2 at 12:30 PM
Participate via Zoom.

ACRE Employment Specialist Training - Online
December 7-9
Register on the website.

Project SCOPE Session: Peer Mentors
December 8 at 12 PM
For more information, visit Project SCOPE's website.
Register on the website.

Workplace Supports Training - Online
December 15 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (completion of online modules required in advance)
Register on the website.

Project SCOPE Session: Trauma, Substance Exposure, and Sensory Concerns
December 15 at 12 pm
For more information, visit Project SCOPE's website.
Register on the website.

2022 Disability Advocacy Day
January 19 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Register on the website.
CAREERS
RESOURCES
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Need helping scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination appointment? Contact the Disability Information and Access Line by calling 888-677-1199 or emailing DIAL@usaginganddisability.org.

Learn ways to manage stress, build resilience, and practice self-care.

This guide helps to ensure people with disabilities can find low-cost internet providers and phone carriers, boost digital literacy, and use current technology regardless of income/employment status.

Quiet spaces, staff training, and safety barriers are some ways that parks are becoming more accessible.

This guide and its resources help families and healthcare providers support children to learn the skills they need.
POLICY
RESEARCH
PACIFIC RIM CONFERENCE 2022
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