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Disability Inclusion Program (DIP)

Easterseals Colorado is thrilled to offer the Disability Inclusion Program (DIP). Through Disability Etiquette Trainings and Business Consultations, we help businesses and organizations better understand the disability system and how to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the community and workplace.

Disability Etiquette Trainings

Inclusive business practices benefit everyone. Our Disability Etiquette Training helps build awareness and reduce stigma surrounding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Easterseals Colorado works with businesses, clubs and organizations on a variety of training options to encourage a more welcoming and inclusive culture and environment. We can provide trainings virtually or in person at your location.

Training Options:

  • Lunch & Learn - This introductory training, designed to be held over the lunch hour, will provide an overview of disability etiquette.
  • Half-Day Training - A more in-depth and interactive training tailored to meet the specific needs of your business, club or organization.
  • Business Consultation - This multi-day training will cover the value and benefits of hiring individuals with I/DD, discuss hiring practices, tax benefits, job coaching services, and address any concerns an employer may have regarding making their workplace more inclusive, accessible, and supportive to people with disabilities.
  • Innovative Networking - An Easterseals Colorado facilitated opportunity for businesses to work together to share their experiences, successes, challenges and implement change. 

Interested in learning more? Please contact Zoe Broughton, zbroughton@eastersealscolorado.org for pricing and scheduling. Easterseals Colorado will customize a training to fit your needs.


DIP

DIP into Disability Speaker Series

A FREE Speaker Series that will help you navigate the disability system and provide education on supports available in the community. This Speaker Series will leverage the expertise of Easterseals Colorado's many programs and partners, to provide valuable information for individuals living with I/DD and their family members or caregivers, as well as Denver's teachers, service providers and other businesses.

*Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Speaker Series will now be posted as pre-recorded videos. 

Please register and RSVP for beforehand online. We ask that you do not share the direct YouTube link as we are required to track attendance for reporting purposes. However, please feel free to share this website with your networks.

Past Speaker Series Topics Include (Listed from newest to oldest. Click the links below to view the corresponding videos.):

Questions? Contact Laura Pals at lpals@eastersealscolorado.org.
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