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Wise Webinar Series: Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Other LGBTQIA+ Advocacy and Support Strategies
February 22, 2023
2022-23 Wise Webinar Series
Transgender, Gender-Non Conforming, and other LGBTQIA+ Advocacy and Support Strategies
This session will cover advocacy and support opportunities for transgender, gender-non-conforming, and other LGBTQIA+ people with disabilities in employment. We know that roughly 40% of people with disabilities identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. While support professionals come to this field with a wide variety of different experiences, not every support professional knows how to identify and navigate scenarios that may result in discomfort, frustration, or barriers to employment. This presentation will address how to appropriately and (if applicable) legally advocate for a transgender, gender-non-conforming, or otherwise LGBT+ person with a disability in employment. We will review scenarios where providing emotional support, employment advocacy, and appropriate boundaries attempts to achieve positive outcomes for the LGBTQIA+ people with disabilities receiving support
- How to assess individual support and advocacy needs
- Appropriate interventions for common experiences that may create barriers to employment
- Finding, learning, and disseminating additional supports and concepts to better serve LGBTQIA+ people with disabilities.