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07.21 NEWSLETTER
CONSULTATION | TRAINING | IMPLEMENTATION
BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES BY PROVIDING EXPERT GUIDANCE ON INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES
Hello <<First Name>>

This past week I had the opportunity to attend the Toronto Summer Institute Virtual Conference to learn from, and join in on conversations with thought leaders on inclusion throughout the world. One such person whom was recognized was Judith Snow, who sadly passed away in 2015, but left behind a legacy.

Judith was a believer in community, inclusion, giftedness, dreaming, person centeredness and the power of listening to a person. "Giftedness" is something I wanted to learn more about. In Judith's words, it is the concept of what makes you interact and link with others, or in other words what does everyone bring to the party of life, because we ALL bring something.

I stand committed to building more inclusive communities and would like to take that one step further in Judith's honor and seek to create communities where people's gifts shine! Won't you join me?


Lisa Drennan 
MERGE Founder

 
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BUILDING FRIENDSHIPS BOOKCLUB: SAVE THE DATES!

TUES AUGUST 3rd, 10th & 24th | 6-7PM EST | HOST GENIA STEPHENS 

Join Genia of Good Things in Life, MERGE founder Lisa Drennan, and lifelong educator, trainer and mentor, Jack Yates to Talk Inclusion & FriendshipsRegister today to learn more, receive your copy of the toolkit and your link to join the session.

Building Friendships Between People With and Without Disabilities is a toolkit for community, recreation, cultural and faith organizations. Get your copy today to discover your Pathway toward Inclusion, leading to opportunities for membership, belonging and friendships to occur #forall. Parents, human service providers, self advocates, recreation or community program providers are all welcome to be part of this important conversation and talk more in depth about the concepts of inclusion and friendship explored in this toolkit.

This toolkit was made possible by The Arc of Massachusetts as part of the Widening The Circle, Pathways To Friendship Project.

(click below to register & receive your hard copy or to receive an electronic version)
 
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MERGE IS BACK AT IT WITH LIVE TRAININGS (and more)! 

There's nothing like the energy of a crowd of recreation and summer camp staff in front of you to share about inclusion principles, strategies and best practice! "Being in person and having the opportunity for inquisitive dialogue, demonstrations and practicing inclusion strategies together was just so dynamic and lively ", shares MERGE founder Lisa Drennan, "I really missed the energy of a live crowd and so happy to be back in front of amazing groups of recreation and camp professionals committed to inclusion".

If you missed booking MERGE for your summer trainings, don't fret... your recreation or camp program can still benefit from all we have to offer.
  • Call upon MERGE to provide inclusion consulting if you are experiencing a challenging scenario or crisis this summer
  • Book now for your afterschool or year-round staff trainings (trainings specific to aquatics, sports, membership, pre-school/kid zone too).
  • Do you have a new or existing Inclusion Staff Position? Did you know that MERGE provides coaching to help this person navigate the hurdles toward creating a culture of inclusion within your recreation program.
  • We still offer all of our trainings on-line. Check out our array of topics on our newly updated trainings tab on the MERGE website. 
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