No-Cost Disability Etiquette & Awareness Training

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No-Cost Disability Etiquette and Awareness Training

Let OOD Customize a No-Cost Training Program for Your Business!

OOD’s Business Relations Specialists can provide a variety of disability awareness educational training sessions that will help support your company’s desire to create a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Training options that we can provide include:

Windmills Disability Awareness Training:

These interactive modules are designed for employers to examine personal attitudes and biases toward people with disabilities.

Disability Etiquette:

This session helps participants become aware of respectful etiquette and proper language usage related to interactions with people with disabilities.

Other Training topics available:

* An engaging education session on “invisible disabilities” (e.g. traumatic brain injury, mental health, intellectual) and the fears, myths and barriers that are often associated with them

* An interactive session on identifying and removing barriers in the hiring and onboarding process to make it more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities

A fact sheet called "Let OOD Customize a No-Cost Training Program for Your Business" is available.

Contact a facilitator in your area to schedule training:

East-Central Region  – Ronald Klonowski (, 330-915-2038)

Counties covered: Ashland, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Knox, Licking, Mahoning, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Richland, Stark, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Wayne

Northeast Region  – Michael Hoag (, 216-227-2028)

Counties covered: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Medina, Portage, Summit

Northwest Region – Jill Simpson (, 567-703-5229)

Counties covered: Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lorain, Lucas, Marion, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, Wyandot

Southeast Region – Kelly Jordan (, 614-914-2492)

Counties covered: Athens, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, Washington

Southwest Region – Cynthia Crews (, 513-768-6715)

Counties covered: Adams, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Union, Warren