Online Workshop: Why Acceptance is Critical From Parents of LGBTQ+ People with I/DD
When people with I/DD tell us they are part of the LGBTQ+ community, they don’t always get the acceptance that they need. Sometimes family members are taken aback and don’t quite believe it, feel that a disability is enough to manage, and worry how their young and grown children will be treated with this “double whammy,” having a disability and being LGBTQ+. This online workshop will have parents of LGBTQ+ people with I/DD share their personal journey to acceptance, discuss why acceptance is important and ways that they show their support for their LGBTQ+ children. The panelist and hosts will also address how you, as a professional, can support an individual when their family is not supportive and how self advocates can talk with their parents about their identity.
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