Note: This is a pre-recorded, online workshop. Upon purchase, you will receive access to the video recording, as well as any accompanying documents.
Over the last few months, we have all been trying to adjust to the new normal of teaching online. Many people have reached out for ideas on how to lead workshops and, more specifically, how to teach the Sexuality Education Curriculum for People with Developmental Disabilities online. During this 90-minute workshop, we’ll share ways to adapt lessons and increase accessibility and engagement. We will review the Zoom platform, explore how people with disabilities learn best online and introduce our new set of PowerPoints for online learning.
- Examine best practices for online learning for people with I/DD.
- Explore the Zoom platform and tools for teaching online.
- List ways to adapt face to face lessons into online lessons.
Workshop Price: Free
Aimee Sterk, LMSW, is a woman with invisible disabilities and has been working in the aging and disability community for over 20 years. She started her career helping people transition out of nursing homes and progressed to policy and program development to support community living using assistive technology. She has presented to and worked with governmental task forces and audiences around the state and nation on inclusion, grant writing, nursing facility transition, financial literacy, disability, voting rights, effective communication, community-based long-term care and assistive technology. As social policy chair for the League of Women Voters, Aimee coordinated a National Organization on Disability award-winning program to increase voter accessibility for older adults and people with disabilities in West Michigan.
Frank Vaca is a self-advocate with intersectionality of LGBTQ+ issues and autism. he really enjoys helping spread the word about the great products of Elevatus Training. He’s a Sexuality Educator for the Michigan Developmental Disability Council and part of the Leadership Development opportunity with the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition. He’s also a peer mentor on the side. When called upon by Mary Shehan-Boogaard of the Development Council, he’s talked about how having a sexuality education curriculum is a must that is inclusive to all people with disabilities. The Elevatus Training mission is meaningful to him because knowledge breaks down stereotypes and raises self-awareness to be autonomous. His interests, passions, and hobbies include: advocating, public speaking, creating digital art, reading, and watching empowering stuff.
Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed., CSE is a national expert and trains individuals, staff, and parents on sexuality and developmental disabilities. She teaches sexuality education to people with DD/ID as well as trains them to be peer sexuality educators themselves. Katherine is the author of an agency and school curriculum: Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities, and has developed two online courses; one to train professionals, Developmental Disability and Sexuality 101, and one for parents: Talking to Your Kids: Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality. Katherine has spent her career trying to elevate the status of all people, which is why the new name for her growing company is Elevatus Training.