1003 – Disability Awareness & Etiquette: Top 10 Tips
Larry Labiak, Disability Policy Officer, Chicago Park District
This interactive session, featuring role-play scenarios dashed with humor, provides attendees information they can use to enhance their 'disability comfort zone' when interacting with park patrons who have a disability. Whether a park-goer is blind, deaf or in a wheelchair, that first-time encounter can be awkward. With a little upfront knowledge on various disabilities and a bit (or bites) of disability perspective, dispel the un-comfortability and be in the zone.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Enhance general knowledge of various disabilities and ability to respond appropriately.
- Mitigate disability-related social barriers that inhibit service delivery to park patrons with disabilities.