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Building Welcoming Spaces with Universal Design:
How to Create Welcoming Spaces for People with Disabilities

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational approach that seeks to reduce barriers to learning and to address the different learning needs of students. In a diverse classroom, no single method can reach all learners. Multiple pathways to achieving learning goals are required!

Wednesday, November 20th, 5pm Eastern Standard Time (2pm PST, 3pm MST, 4pm CST, 6pm AST, 6:30pm NST)

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Join the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning of The Canadian Council of Churches as we explore how to talk about and create welcoming spaces for People With Disabilities (PWDs) from a theological perspective. We will focus on the practice of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and include time for participants to consider how to apply UDL in their settings. 

Recognizing the wide range of potential barriers to full engagement in the life of a faith community for people with disabilities and proactively working with PWDs and their families to reduce those barriers is essential in fostering belonging as the whole Body of Christ.

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Miriam Spies, UCC Minister and PhD student focusing on disability and leadership in the church, specifically expanding ministry with PWDs to ministry by PWDs. 

Alice Schuda, Inclusive Leadership Practices Faculty, Centennial College 

Contact pablo@councilofchurches.ca 416-972-9494 x23

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