Be Heard: Navigating the System in the 21ST Century
Recorded On: 07/27/2020
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For the webinar all proceeds go to benefit the Region IV Covid relief fund. This webinar is 0.2 CEUs in the category of General Studies (GS) and is presented at the Little/None Knowledge level.
Be Heard: Navigating the System in the 21ST Century will look at how to navigate systems to be able to understand how to effectively make change locally or nationally. Participants will be better prepared to use current laws and legislation to be able to advocate effectively for services.
General audience, interpreters, Deaf community and students
This workshop will look at how to navigate systems to be able to understand how to effectively make change locally or nationally. Participants will be better prepared to use current laws and legislation to be able to advocate effectively for services.
RID is providing this workshop as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another's comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.
At the end of the webinar participants will be able to
- State two advocacy techniques for creating change and social justice.
- Differentiate between the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA (1990).
- State the difference between advocacy and self-advocacy.
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Born and raised in Texas, Amanda previously served as a Communication Access Specialist II in the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS), under the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Amanda attended the University of North Texas and has years of experience as an advocate on behalf of Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers who were denied access to communication. She has given workshops on various topics such as Deaf Self Advocacy Training (DSAT), Disclosing your Disability, Law Enforcement Training, Soft Skills, and Cultural Competency. Amanda also provides nation-wide advocacy training to teach people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing about their disability rights. In addition to her work for the state, she has been active in several professional organizations, including Deaf Women United and Miss Deaf Texas organization.