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Disability 101

Disability 101

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

This event is offered in partnership with the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands.

People with disabilities are disproportionately older, more rural, and more socio-economically disadvantaged. According to a 2022 report, there are 393,816 Disabled Iowans, 46.7% of whom receive food stamps and 30.4% of whom are 65 and older. 218,839 Nebraskans self-identified as Disabled in 2019, 79.8% of whom were 65 and older at the time of the study. The COVID-19 pandemic, considered by experts to be the largest ‘mass-disabiling’ event in human history, continues to contribute to the size of the Disabled population.

Training focused on access for and inclusion of people with disabilities is invaluable to the success of MANP's membership, many of whose mission is direct support of these at-risk intersections. People with disabilities are volunteers, donors, consumers, and service recipients. Building capacity of midland nonprofits so that they can best serve people with disabilities isn’t just a matter of equity – it’s competitive advantage. Through the Disability 101 workshop, leaders will learn best practice in the language of disability, disability etiquette, and accessible event design.

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Nonprofit Association of the Midlands

Cost + Registration

  • MANP members save $35!
  • MANP members $35 / Nonmembers $70
  • Enter code NCNShared2024Maine at checkout when registering to receive the member discount. Note that you do not need to create an account and may check out as a guest.

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About the Presenter
Headshot of presenter, Emily Voorde, wearing a pink shirt, sitting in a wheelchair in a room with brick walls

Emily Voorde is the Founder and CEO of INTO Strategies. Emily served in the White House Office of Public Engagement as the Biden-Harris Administration’s liaison to Disabled Americans and K-12 educators. Voorde’s personal passions and professional expertise center on justice for individuals with disabilities and equitable access to education. Her career began as an AmeriCorps member and 2nd grade teacher in Pascagoula, Mississippi. In the summer of 2019, Voorde returned to her hometown of South Bend, Indiana to support Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s run for President, serving as Chasten Buttigieg’s full-time body woman on the campaign trail. During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Voorde served as an Associate Director with the University of Notre Dame’s Sara Bea Center for Students with Disabilities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, a Masters of Education from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters of Public Policy in Education from Vanderbilt University. Emily is a Presidentially-appointed member of the National Council on Disability.