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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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Disability and Intersectionality

Dr. Mary Rita Weller, Ph.D., LSW – Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
February 10, 2021
12:00 PM EST

All individuals are unique and complex. We all identify differently with vast experiences. Having any type of disability adds on another layer of identity complexity. Intersectionality theory is explored as part of peeling off layers of oppression that individuals with disabilities endure, especially in light supporting intimate relationships. Family members, educators, support staff, medical professionals, case managers and individuals themselves are often at a loss for supporting individuals with disabilities self-determination for pursuing and maintaining intimate relationships. This webinar, presented by Dr. Mary Rita Weller, Ph.D., LSW – Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, will provide case managers and other professionals, as well as family members tools and techniques to assist individuals with disabilities in appreciating and advocating for meaningful relationships.

Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to advocate for individuals with disabilities self-determination for intimate relationships;

  • Participants will be able to name at least 2-3 skills and/or tools that support individuals with disabilities to gain, maintain, and nurture intimate relationships;

  • Participants will be able to state numerous identity characteristics that individuals with disabilities embody, especially their desire for intimate relationships.

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