THINK+change is The Arc of Aurora's training and education program that strives to change knowledge, attitude, and behavior to ultimately improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD), their families, and the professionals in their lives.
THINKing+change is our E-newsletter about
TALKS, TRAININGS, TOOLS to help in your work for/with people with IDD.
Year 2 | Issue 3 | September 2019
Autumn is approaching, so cozy up and fall into NEW TALKS, TRAININGS, and TOOLS from THINK+change!
In this issue, check out:
NEW TALKS on Disability Bias
NEW online TRAININGS for Every Victim Matters
NEW Every Victim Matters poster TOOL
NEW 6th edition Communication Quick Tips TOOL
Our reintroduced vodcast/podcast TRAININGS on Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
Jean N. Solis, MA
THINK+change | The Arc of Aurora
THINK+change TALKS are provocative, in-person or video shorts.
Breaking the Barrier of Disability Bias
People with disabilities and their families experience bias everyday. Hear how five individuals encounter bias and work to break the barriers of those implicit and explicit attitudes.
THINK+change TRAININGS are in-person or online targeted educational opportunities.
Every Victim Matters Online Training
This six-part best practices training series is a perfect primer to help insure you and your team are prepared to support victims who have disabilities. Each online training session includes a pre-and-post test and a short (4 minutes or less) video that focuses on best practices in supporting and interacting with victims who have disabilities. There is no cost for the online training. Pre-/post-tests and wall posters are available for a shipping and handling fee.
Listen to podcastepisodes anywhere and anytime on a phone, tablet, or computer - even in the car or while at the gym.
Want to listen to the series? CLICK HEREand scroll down
Click here to learn more about previously featured TRAININGS
THINK+change TOOLS are tangible educational products.
Every Victim Matters Poster
Need a TOOL to reinforce best practices for working and interacting with victims who have disabilities? Check out this 20" x 29" poster available through THINK+change. Poster content reinforces information from the online Every Victim Matters training, described in the TRAINING section of this newsletter, and is available for a shipping and handling fee.
Communication Quick Tips provides tips for communication with citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This 6th edition TOOL is p
erfect for law enforcement, adult protection workers, justice professionals, and others in the community who interact with citizens with IDDs.
We offer two types of Communication Quick Tips:
Colorado Quick Tips: includes how to communicate with those who have an intellectual disability, developmental disability, or autism. Colorado Quick Tips also includes information on Colorado's mandatory reporting law and a listing of all The Arc chapters in Colorado. Colorado Quick Tips is 3"x5", printed back-to-back and in color, and has 5 panels and 4 vertical folds.
National Quick Tips:designed for professionals who live in the U.S. but outside of Colorado. National Quick Tips includes information on how to communicate with citizens who have an intellectual disability, developmental disability, or autism; is 3"x5" and printed back-to-back in color; and has 4 panels with 3 vertical folds. One panel is left blank for you to tag with your (and local partners') contact info.
Left to right: National
Communication Quick Tips, Colorado
Communication Quick Tips.
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