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March 11, 2024

M.Ed. in Community Engagement Capstone: Building Disability Sensitivity: Moving from Reflection to Action

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Crowe Hall 214

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The Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support (MINTS)

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Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming workshop called Building Disability Sensitivity: Moving from Reflection to Action” workshop on Monday, March 11, 2024 from 4:30-6:30 PM in Crowe Hall 214. This workshop is part of our 2024 M.Ed. in Community Engagement (CE) series – a series where current Merrimack College CE students share their capstone workshops with educators and the public. This session will be hosted by Helena Liedtke.

Workshop Description:

Moving away from medically informed and limiting views of people with disabilities, this workshop aims to reframe disability in the context of enabling versus disabling environments. Introducing the Charting the LifeCourse Framework, with the support from practitioners in the field participants will practice perspective-taking and explore strategies to realize their important roles as allies with the ability to initiate action toward systemic change.

This in-person workshop is geared towards students, academic and community educators at MINTS, but is open to any participant interested in this topic.

Presenter Biography: 
Helena Liedtke is currently a Fellow in the Community Engagement Program at Merrimack College and the founder of Space2Thrive, an organization passionate about creating spaces where individuals with disabilities and their families can access recreational opportunities and participate in adaptive sports. A parent and caregiver herself, Helena understands the necessity for individuals with disabilities to learn, grow, and develop important life skills through active community participation and interactions with peers.

This workshop is free and open to Merrimack College students, alumni, and the public. Certificates of participation (2 hours) will be provided to all attendees. Please register to secure your spot and to receive reminder emails with campus information (i.e. parking map, etc.).

For any questions or concerns, please contact the MINTS email at