Disability Awareness Training is an in-person, hands-on training course designed to educate people on how to interact and communicate with people with disabilities and to learn the difficulties and challenges facing people with disabilities.
Program participants will learn the special needs of different disabilities such as mobility – permanent and temporary, hearing and vision.
A paid core team of adults with disabilities demonstrates to participants what it would be like to have a disability. Participants will gain understanding of a particular disability by attempting to navigate in wheelchairs, on crutches and blindfolded to help them understand what it is like to have a disability. Participants will also gain a greater understanding of assistive technology. In-person training gives participants the opportunity to exchange ideas and information about their own experiences in addition to gaining new knowledge and skills.
Started in 1997, DAT’s goal is to raise awareness and foster an informed relationship among people of all abilities. Our audience includes everyone. School children learn of prejudices and hardships experienced by children with disabilities. Employers gain confidence and understanding on how to serve this important group of people. Healthcare workers learn the proper way to address and work with people with disabilities.
Training is presented year-round. We train over 2000 children, teachers, adults and employers annually. Call us today to set up your training.