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Workshop - More Than Medical: Rights-Based Approaches to Disability in CYC

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Ryerson University

Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre for Studies in Community Health

Room SHE-676, 99 Gerrard Street East

Toronto, ON M5B 2M2

Canada

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Child and Youth Care Practitioners (CYCPs) work with disabled young people in schools, hospitals, residential care, communities and family homes. However, practitioners rarely engage in discussions about disability rights or how they can be incorporated into CYC practice.

This interactive three-hour workshop introduces the topic of a rights-based approach to CYC work with disabled young people. Incorporating a social justice framework, this session will cover issues surrounding language, power, relationship and consent to care. This will be accomplished through the introduction of 1) the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD); 2) the social model of disability; and 3) neurodiversity.

Nancy (a non-disabled CYCP) and Falon (a disabled young CYCP in-training) will engage the participants in reflective pair-work, open discussion and activity-based exercises that deepen an awareness into how these critical disability issues can intersect with the characteristics of CYC practice.

CYC Competency: Cultural and Human Diversity

Nancy Marshall (M.A., B.A. CYC) has been working as a classroom-based CYCP for over ten years supporting young people with diverse disabilities. As an ally, Nancy is dedicated to adhering to the disability philosophy, “Nothing About Us, Without Us”.

Falon Wilton is a proudly autistic CYC-in-training. Her relationships with children and youth have taken many shapes, including childcare and mentoring roles. With her added background in the arts, personal research, and emotional labour, Falon is innovating spaces that nurture the lives of neurodivergent young people.

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Ryerson University

Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre for Studies in Community Health

Room SHE-676, 99 Gerrard Street East

Toronto, ON M5B 2M2

Canada

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