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

WHILE WE MAY NOT ALL BE IN THE SAME BOAT,
WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME STORM.


Whatever boat you are in, wherever you are in this storm, I am here for you and want to help.

I know feelings and situations are changing a lot, especially right now. Do yourself a favor and take a moment to reply to this email - share where you are at today. What are your challenges, what are your successes, what are your concerns around inclusion of people with disabilities?


I don't have all the answers but what I do know is that a very strong sense of inclusion will need to be front and center. There will need to be a redesign, and even a repositioning of recreation, camp, sport and enrichment offerings in the post-covid world. From my vantage point, we cannot afford to leave anyone out, the survival of INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES depends upon it. 

#WeAreInThisTogether

Lisa Drennan
MERGE  Founder
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YOUR VOICE IS REQUESTED KEEPING INCLUSION

CALLING ALL RECREATION AND CAMP PROFESSIONALS & INCLUSION ADVOCATES!  Join in on the discussion addressing the questions, concerns and hurdles we are all facing when thinking about how to keep our inclusive practices this summer and beyond.

Let's share our ideas together to come up with solutions that will ensure that your participants with diverse abilities are welcomed, engaged and supported to be successful in your on-site or on-line programming. 

Register today and join us at 2PM EST on May 20th

REGISTER FOR INCLUSION BRAINSTORM FORUM

ON-SITE OR ON-LINE MERGE INCLUSION TRAININGS

Are you "Inclusion Ready" for summer recreation and camp programs? MERGE is here to help you prepare with on-site trainings as part of your staff orientation and/or through online webinars. Reserve your spot now. Give your camp/recreation program the tools to be inclusive in their practices. A MERGE customized training may include:

  • Assessment of your organizational strengths and inclusion goals
  • Customized training providing your team with the tools and confidence to successfully include campers with diverse abilities into your camp setting
  • Small Group exercises providing your camp staff the opportunity to practice suggested preventative inclusion strategies and apply them to problem solve typical inclusion scenarios
  • Leadership team consultation to establish an implementation plan and review best practices to build an inclusive culture
  • Online versions of any MERGE training, targeting the specific needs of your team.

During these challenging times and uncertainty, MERGE is here to work with you and will be flexible and accommodating to meet your budgetary and scheduling needs. 

 

BOOK A MERGE SUMMER TRAINING

NEW WEBINAR FREE OF CHARGE TO MERGE FOLLOWERS

MERGE is making its new Webinar INCLUSION IS NOT CANCELLED: Coping Strategies for ALL During A Time Of Isolation And Uncertainty available to a limited number of newsletter and social media subscribers. 

Ideal for community members, direct support professionals, parents, recreation & camp professionals, neighbors, self advocates = ANYONE!

Join us on one of these 3 options for a 60 minute interactive webinar to explore how we can continue to be socially connected during physical distancing.

TUE MAY 19 | 11AM EST
FRI MAY 22 | 10AM EST
TUE MAY 26 | 2PM EST


A recent attendee shared, "I was lucky enough to attend your Coping Strategies webinar yesterday and I want to say thank you so much for such a helpful and engaging presentation
"

REGISTER FOR TUES 5/19 WEBINAR
REGISTER FOR FRI 5/22 WEBINAR
REGISTER FOR TUES 5/26 WEBINAR
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