FREE ONLINE EVENT
June 17, 2020 at 7pm EST
With Lisa Drennan
M E R G E
Diverse Abilities Inclusion Consulting
"In a time of great uncertainty, one thing is for certain: no matter your situation we can all use help in what has become our temporary normal. Inclusion strategies are good for anyone during this time; Be it you, a family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker who has a disability, or not. We are all in this together, let’s come together to show that INCLUSION IS NOT CANCELLED!"
YOU WILL LEARN
Now more than ever, we all need to work together supporting each other to successfully navigate these challenging times.
Strategies typically used in recreation, school, work and community settings can be used in our current situation to help others (and yourself) to combat isolation and loneliness.
Participate in an interactive exercise to engage in social interaction while practicing physical distancing & work together to get creative and exploring different ways we can still connect within our community.
Lisa has a 35-year career supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be active and engaged within their community. At New England Village in Pembroke, MA, she gained experience in working as a Direct Support Professional and eventually as the Director of The Sollar Wellness Center specifically designed for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In 2014, she joined the South Shore YMCA as the first-ever Association Director of Inclusion, creating innovative programs and comprehensive staff trainings to build a culture of inclusion. Lisa was appointed as the National Chairperson of the YUSA’s Diverse Abilities Working Group providing a platform of learning and sharing of best practices for Y’s across the country.
In 2018 Lisa started her own company, MERGE Diverse Abilities Inclusion Consulting where she provides consultation, staff training and systems implementation to community entities committed to recreation, sport and social program inclusion.
Lisa graduated from Saint Michael's College in Vermont with a Psychology degree. She lives with her family in Pembroke, Massachusetts and is an avid fitness enthusiast who enjoys outdoor adventure activities.