May 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This is an online event
Zoom / Webinar
Beth Mckenney

Wise Webinar a Day Series: Inclusive Supported Employment Practices for LGBTQ2S+ Individuals with Tara Buchanan

Please join us on Friday, May 1st for our webinar,  Inclusive Supported Employment Practices for LGBTQ2S+ Individuals” with Tara Buchanan. 
 This session will help build your confidence in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, + (LGBTQ2S+) people who experience intellectual disabilities. We will discuss the importance of inclusive services and employers. Followed by practical tips for supporting LGBTQ2S+ people through the employment process.


Learning Objectives (Info, tools, and skills attendees will receive):

  • Gain a better understanding of LGBTQ2S+ Identities;
  • Develop a deeper appreciation of the importance of creating inclusive services;
  •  Gain knowledge and awareness of the role that intersecting identities play in a person’s employment;
  • Be given the opportunity to integrate effective tools for supporting.
  • LGBTQ2S+ individuals who experience intellectual diagnoses.


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There are no refunds for those that do not attend the scheduled webinar. If you do miss the webinar, we will provide you with a code to access the next webinar free. 

Wise provides Washington State Educator/Teacher Clock Hours for our webinars. For more information and to request Clock Hours, please click here. 

Tara Buchanan 

Tara Buchanan is cisgender lesbian settler and uses the pronouns she and her.

Tara is passionate about and has been working in Developmental Services for over 10 years. She has done frontline direct care, been an employment specialist and now works as a Supervisor of a Supported Employment Program. She chaired the Brantford Pride Committee for 5 years and has been involved in grass roots LGBTQ2S+ work for many years.

While facilitating Safer Spaces training and working with the LGBTQ2S+ community over the past 5 years, Tara noticed large gaps in services for LGBTQ2S+ persons who experience intellectual disabilities and aims to address this very important topic. Tara is committed to working from an intersectional feminist, anti-oppressive framework.

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