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Accessibility and Disability in the Classroom
February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-4
Join the Rick Hansen Foundation School Program team for a resource filled session on improving student well bbeing by celebrating the importance of diversity and inclusion. 1 in 5 Canadians have a disability, but luckily 5 in 5 Canadians can help improve accessibility for all. Learning abbout accessibiity and inclusion is important for all students. By gaining greater disabbility awareness, you willl be equipped to foster an inclusive learning environment in your future classrooms. In this session you will also learn how the RHFSP offerings can support you in empowering students to make a difference in their classrooms, schools and communities.
Anne-Marie Dolinar is Senior Regional Coordinator, ON, QC & MB for the Rick Hansen Foundation School Program. Anne-Marie began her career as a Registered Dietitian where she educated clients about nutrition, delivered food literacy programming in schools, and instructed dietetics courses at the post-secondary level. After sustaining a spinal cord injury, the need for improved accessibility and inclusion became abundantly clear to Anne-Marie. This ultimately led her to her role with the Rick Hansen Foundation School Program. She wholeheartedly believes in the potential of young people to be Difference Makers, and the vision of creating a world where Everyone can go Everywhere. In her spare time, Anne-Marie can usually be found on a tennis court – she competes internationally as a wheelchair tennis athlete and is our current Canadian Women’s National Champion.