NILP's Education Division

We are a qualified team of professionals who are persons with disabilities and/or have many years of training and consulting experience in the disability community. Our combination of lived experience and technical expertise in disability education and compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) can help your organization deliver quality and culturally competent services.

How We Can Help You

  • Customize training and technical assistance to meet your workplace needs
  • Provide knowledge and skills that will help your employees work with diverse groups of people.
  • Engage your employees in an interactive training experience, facilitating discussions which prompt self-awareness and reflection.
  • Offer training in-person or online (only remote training is currently available)
  • Provide Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s) to nurses and social workers.
  • Identify accessibility needs for your organization or municipality and develop a transition plan that will bring you into compliance with the ADA.

A Sample of Courses

  • Independent Living Disability Awareness and Empowerment
  • Consumer Self-Determination and what it means for a person with a disability
  • ADA Awareness and Compliance
  • Diverse Experiences and Cultural Competence within the disability community
  • Deaf Culture and the barriers in the Deaf and hard of hearing community
  • The Peer Voice and what it means in working with a person with a mental health disability
  • “Recovery is Real” with Mental Health Diagnoses
  • And More!

Why Is This Important?

There is an increased need for disability education and cultural competence training. The disability community often refers to the quote from our civil rights activists: “Nothing About Us Without Us”. This is our commitment to being your partner in “Equal Access for All”.

Register for a Disability Awareness & Cultural Competence Training

This training provides an overview of the history and philosophy of the Independent Living Movement and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The comparison of the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the Disability Movement has changed the way services must be delivered today in a culturally competent, person centered model.  This training will also cover intersectionality and the importance of language in a culturally competent organization.

No more than 4 people per organization may register for this training. Contact Gabe at gfonseca@nilp.org to ask about training options for organizations! 

Upcoming Training Dates

  • Tuesday, October 6th from 10 am to 12 pm. (EST)

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Voices of Participants

"The training was amazing. It really opened my eyes to a different understanding of people with disabilities."