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Diversity and Design


It was a real pleasure to be part of the Design Diverse event last week and be part of a great group of speakers. I spoke about the benefits of employing a diverse workforce which embraces neurodivergent employees.


Health & Wellbeing Conference


Disability had a stall at the recent Health & Wellbeing conference held on November 30th- It Takes an Island.

There is a wealth of excellent health & wellbeing support available on the Isle of Man. Whilst we have a long way to go to address the growing importance of workplace wellbeing, conferences such as these can only help to create connections and influence positive change. Many thanks Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce for organising such a great day.


Positive Health & Workplace Wellbeing Conference


Disability Awareness is delighted to be part of the Positive Health & Workplace Wellbeing Conference. Hosted by The Chamber of Commerce Positive Health & Wellbeing Forum, this year’s conference on November 30th will be looking at what it takes to create a successful workplace wellbeing programme and the benefits of such a programme in establishing a culture of wellbeing within a workplace.

Disability Awareness will be hosting a stall at the event to showcase the work we do in supporting and promoting true and meaningful diversity & inclusion.

For details on the guest speakers and presentations showcased on the day and how to book your place click on the Eventbrite link below-

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/positive-health-and-workplace-wellbeing-conference-it-takes-an-island-tickets-728303644807?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1


Awards for Excellence


Disability Awareness is very pleased to announce that it has become a finalist in the 2023 Isle of Man Awards for Excellence. In the award category of Freedom to Flourish.

'The island’s flagship strategy, Freedom to Flourish, is rooted in the Isle of Man’s values of resilience, resourcefulness, independent thinking and community loyalty.
The Freedom to Flourish strategy underpins the success and diversity of our nation, and aims to:
-Protect our unique identity and heritage
-Ensure that everyone who lives here feels a part of our supportive community and is able to reach their full potential
-Ensure that we continue to have a strong economy, by raising the image and awareness of the Isle of Man internationally'
-Awards for Excellence

The central ethos of Disability Awareness is the support for people with disabilities to be an integral part of the Isle's wonderful community- so I'm absolutely delighted that we are a finalist in this category. The awards night is on the 16th November- I'll let you know how we get on!

Better buy a suit- don't think the usual shorts/t-shirt combo will cut it on this occasion...


Training- Effective Communication for autism and learning disabilities


TRAINING COURSE- EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION FOR AUTISM AND LEARNING DISABILITIES.
This October Disability Awareness will be delivering a half-day course designed to empower individuals who engage with people with autism and/or learning disabilities. In this enriching program you'll gain invaluable insights and practical skills that will transform your interactions and make a positive impact.
If you work in health, social care, education, emergency services or third sector charity this course will enable you to acquire a comprehensive toolkit of strategies that promote effective communication. This course will leave you equipped, inspired, and empowered to make a positive difference in every interaction.
For more information and details on how to book yourself onto the course, click the 'e' QR code on the poster below or click on the link provided.
See you in October!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-communication-for-autism-and-learning-disabilities-tickets-699555749077?aff=oddtdtcreator


A Guide to….


Hello all

In September this year Disability Awareness will be launching the first in a series of guides written and designed to help and support people with disabilities.

The series will include guides to Disability Awareness in the Workplace, Effective Residential and Short Breaks Care and Autism and Mental Health.

The first in the series is going to be a Guide to Communication. The guide is being written for those who care for or support people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum conditions. Communication is the key to all the care, work and support that is given. This first guide will therefore underpin all the future guides that Disability Awareness publishes.

They will be available to buy on the website in due course, and formatted for you to download either onto your laptop or your phone. There will be a set price for each publication but also an option for people to ‘pay what you can’

There will be updates here on the website and on my Facebook page when the first guide is published, so keep checking in. Thank you!

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