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A free e-learning resource for the UK workforce about Disability.
It consists of three programmes:
• Disability Matters: all Disability Matters e-learning sessions
• Disability Matters Learning Packages: e-learning sessions that have been grouped together to meet particular learning needs.
• Disability Matters Resources: Face-to-face training resource packs
Disability Matters is a suite of free online e-learning resources for everyone who comes into contact with disabled children and young people, whether this be through paid work or in a voluntary or charitable capacity. This could be as a doctor, teacher or police officer or equally as school bus driver, football or swimming coach or through involvement with a community group such as Brownies, Guides or Scouts. Although not produced primarily for parent carers or disabled young people, anyone can access the resources, which should be clear for anyone to understand.
Each Disability Matters session (about 20-30 minutes of e-Learning) has been co-produced by disabled young people, parent carers and other experts in the field and is full of real stories of the experiences of disabled children, young people and their families. There are tips on what everyone can do better to warmly welcome, value, respect and communicate with them as well as more actively include them in choices, decisions, everyday activities and access to services. This should lead to better outcomes for the disabled people of all ages that matter to them.
Everyone can use their imagination to problem-solve when there are challenges and barriers to including disabled children and young people in everyday communication, activities and services – Disability Matters is full of helpful hints on how to do this more effectively.
All Disability Matters content is free to access, with no registration necessary. However, registration is recommended, as this allows you to track your learning.
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