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 intelligent services.

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Register for our Open Enrollment Trainings

We host monthly trainings open to the community on a variety of topics. See our current offerings below.

No more than 4 people per organization may register. Contact Gabe at to learn more about customized trainings for your organization!

For registration questions or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact Mark at Please request reasonable accommodations 4 weeks in advance.

Over the past year, we have provided our workshops at no charge as a public service due to the pandemic. Starting in May 2021, we will resume trainings with a registration fee.

Inclusion in the Workplace: Bringing Disability Front & Center

Unintentional workplace discrimination happens far too often and can have harmful long-term effects. 

Facilitated by Sheila Hegarty, M.S., Trainer and Self-Advocate, this two-hour training will cover disability and inclusion best practices through the lens of the disability experience.

Topics include:

  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Incorporating accessibility into documents, social media and more
  • Making employment processes inclusive

Join us Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EDT). Cost: $79.95

Great professional development opportunity for Human Resources, Marketing/Development, Executives and Managers in any field!

Disability Awareness & Cultural Intelligence

This two-hour introductory training breaks down disability stigmas and provides participants with a deeper understanding about the systemic issues many in the disability community must overcome to maintain their independence.  

Topics include:

  • Civil Rights and Disability Rights Movements
  • Independent Living Philosophy
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Disability Etiquette and Language
  • Dignity of Risk
  • Intersectionality and more!

Join us Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (EDT). Cost: $79.95

CEUs available for Nurses and Social Workers!

Our Education Division Can Help You With:

  • Disability Cultural Intelligence workshops in both Remote Learning and In-Person formats.
  • Consulting Services to bring your organization or municipality into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) to nurses and social workers and Professional Development for all occupations.
  • Fully Customized Training and Technical Assistance Services to meet your workplace needs.
Sheila training a group
Sheila training

A Sample of our Courses

  • Independent Living Movement and Civil Rights
  • Consumer Self-Determination and what it means for a person with a disability
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Awareness and Compliance
  • Multicultural Awareness in the Disability Community and Intersectionality
  • Disability Etiquette and the Power of Language
  • The Peer Voice and What It Means 
  • “Recovery is Real” with Mental Health Diagnoses
  • And More!

Why Is This Important?

There is an increased need for disability education and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our Education Division is committed to being your partner as we strive towards “Equal Access for All!”

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Voices of Participants

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