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Marin County Inclusion Inspiration Series (MCIIS)

Marin County Inclusion Inspiration Series

After a high level of interest in the series last year DSE and MCOE, in collaboration with Changing Perspectives, are pleased to offer year two of the Marin County Inclusion Inspiration Series for the 2022-2023 school year. The following set of four live community online workshops will be geared towards supporting educators, administrators, and parents of Marin County, California in increasing their knowledge, understanding and perspectives on the value and application of inclusion of students with disabilities.

Each workshop will be done via Zoom and will be available with Spanish translations and closed captions. Workshops will be facilitated by Sam Drazin, Executive Director of Changing Perspectives.

Please register for the workshops below, or watch replays of past workshops.

Upcoming Workshops

Inclusion Initiatives in Marin: A Panel Discussion

Inclusion Initiatives: A Panel Discussion - Why Inclusion? What does the research show? Where will we go from here?

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16 March 2023

Free Virtual Screening of Disability/Inclusion Related Film

Join us for a screening and follow-up discussion. ABOUT THE FILM:

Samuel Habib, 21, wants to date, leave home, go to college. But he drives a 350-pound wheelchair, uses a communication device, and can have a seizure at any moment. Determined to find his path forward, he seeks out guidance from America’s most rebellious disability activists. Learn more: https://likerightnowfilms.com/film/3356/My-Disability-Roadmap

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16 February 2023

Past Workshops

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The Interaction between Disability and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

Disability is often left out of conversations around DEI. However, with disability being the largest minority in the world it is important to consider the intersectionality between disability and DEI initiatives. During this workshop, we will explore intersectionality and dive into concepts of ableism and consider how identity plays an important role in successful DEI programming. No one form of identity can be considered in isolation, but rather we must consider how disability is just one component of identity.

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“I Notice You Noticing” – Encountering Disability In Our Community

What to do in the moment and how to talk to our kids about people with disabilities, both visible and invisible. A practical guide for parents. **Hosted by DSE Board member Keely Hamilton.

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An Exploration of Ableism & Neurodiversity

Have you heard of the terms ableism and neurodiversity but are unsure of exactly what they mean? In this workshop we will unpack these two terms, what are they? What role do they play in our society- both locally as well as in the media and beyond. By strengthening our understanding of these concepts we can be better informed on how best to create more authentically inclusive schools and communities for all.

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Using Children’s Literature to Foster Disability Awareness and Empathy

Children’s literature is a great vehicle for helping students learn about others who are different from ourselves. Empathy is a 21st century skill, and awareness is the foundation of empathy. If we want students to have empathy for their peers with disabilities we need to provide opportunities to build awareness. Both picture and chapter books provide engaging, unique and safe opportunities to learn, think, and talk about disabilities.

In this workshop Sam Drazin will share a list of suggested books for all grade levels and model an interactive read aloud.

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About Sam Drazin

Sam Drazin was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare congenital disorder resulting in facial anomaly and hearing loss. Sam’s experiences as a student with a difference and later as a teacher working in an inclusive elementary school classroom helped him recognize the importance of providing students with opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations about what it means to be different. Sam has visited more than 200 schools across the country, presenting to more than 50,000 students in grades K-12.

Contact Sam: sam@cpne.org

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