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Workshops focus on inclusive teaching for students with disabilities

By Leslie King | Emory Report | Sept. 1, 2015

The Office of Equity and Inclusion’s Access, Disability Services and Resources (ASDR) is hosting its first-ever series of workshops beginning this fall.

"Inclusive Instruction: Teaching Students and Disabilities" will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Goizueta Business School 500, a repeat of the one held Monday, Aug. 31.

The workshop will discuss understanding the Americans With Disabilities Act as well as faculty responsibilities in partnership with ADSR, tips for inclusive instruction and how to improve collaboration with ADSR, explains Allison Butler, director of Access, Disability Services and Resources.

“This workshop is designed to create a vision for inclusive education for authentic learning for all,” says Butler, who is also ADA compliance officer for the university and healthcare divisions.

All faculty members can benefit from information learned in the workshop, regardless of whether they currently have students with disabilities in their classrooms, she adds.

“We will continue to host different workshops throughout the year,” she says, noting that ADSR is also partnering with the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence for another workshop on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Few Multipurpose room.

More workshops will be offered in the future. “ADSR was attempting to gauge how much of this information is needed by our first round," Butler says. "We would like to have at least one or two of these sessions per calendar year.” 

To RSVP for one of these workshops, contact Jackie Reese.