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    December 15, 2017

  2. Workshop on Poverty and Inequality »

    December 15, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    This workshop series, sponsored by Poverty Solutions, is designed to engage PhD students in an ongoing dialogue on poverty in America and to explore poverty-related research. 

    12/1/17: Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center with director Dr. Barbara Israel and Donele Wilkins, CEO of Green Door Initiative. Topic: Community-Academic Research Partnerships

    12/15/17: Professor William Elliott, School of Social Work

    Interested students are invited to contact Poverty Solutions Administrative Coordinator Damien Siwik at

  3. All About the ADA and Accommodations! »

    December 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    If you are providing a service, it is important to know the best ways to communicate with and about individuals who may have disabilities. This session will help you to understand how to best serve individuals with disabilities, and will also give you some etiquette pointers that you can use in your everyday life. In addition, you will find useful information in this session if you are someone who needs an accommodation.

    You will learn to:

    Recognize the impact of language as it pertains to the topic of disability

    Apply specific tips for communicating with individuals with disabilities, including individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and individuals who are blind or have low vision

    Determine when your own unintentional biases and assumptions concerning individuals with disabilities are interfering with your ability to provide quality service

    Use appropriate questions in order to determine whether an individual with a disability requires assistance or an accommodation

    Identify ways to better help individuals with disabilities, including those who are accompanied by service animals

    Learn about providing and receiving accommodations

    And more!

    You will benefit by:

    Recognizing how to appropriately and effectively engage with co-workers, members of the public, and others who may have a disability

    Understanding how to best serve individuals with disabilities

    Learning some etiquette pointers to use in your everyday life

    Learn how to engage in the interactive process and request an accommodation

    Presenter: Christina Kline, Disability Coordinator

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