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Introduction to Anti-Ableism

May 13, 2022 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Speaker: Melissa Stricklin (she/they)

Ableism is any type of discrimination or bias against disability. In this training, attendees will learn about how to engage in allyship for individuals with disabilities. Attendees will learn practical examples of how to use anti-ableist language, how to avoid objectifying disabled individuals, and how to create safe spaces for people in the disability community.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the ethical obligation allies have in learning/using anti-ableist language. 
  2. Explain the ethical obligation allies have to advocate for and be an ally to the disabled community. 
  3. Discuss ways of developing safe spaces for disabled individuals.


Melissa Stricklin, MA, LPCC (she/they)

Melissa Stricklin, MA, LPCC (she/her/hers or they/them/theirs) is a licensed counselor practicing in Minnesota. Melissa is genderfluid, neurodivergent, and has lived experience with disability and chronic illness. She is passionate about educating others regarding anti-ableist practices. 



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