Disability Awareness Training 

Toucan Diversity currently offer disability awareness training on various impairments, including visual impairment, autism and mental health. In addition our awareness sessions are interactive and are facilitated by accredited trainers, who have direct and personal experience of the impairment they focus on.

These sessions look at how the impairment affects someone and explores ways in which people can be supported effectively in their daily lives. However, as our participants will see, our training sessions stress that disability is a complex issue. Therefore it is different for each individual and goes beyond how the medical condition itself affects them. The fact that there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer to disability is due to numerous societal factors. Factors like where the person was born; what support was in place for the individual and many more.

Therefore, Toucan Diversity starts each training session with disability equality training. As a result of this, participants will understand the issues (such as social exclusion and discrimination) that add to a person’s daily experience of their disability. This underlines the social model’s argument, that disability is a social/human rights issue and not exclusively a medical one.

We currently offer:

Autism Awareness Training:
Emily Dewey
Tom Silver
Luke Syddall
Visual Impairment Awareness Training

Deaf Awareness Training is offered by a local partner who provides services with deaf instructors supported by qualified interpreters.  Deaf awareness training is essential for anyone working with deaf people. “Nothing about us, without us”; deaf trainers offer training for all, in your workplace, adapting advice to your needs. Informative. Bespoke. Diversity.

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