MERGE offers a variety of trainings to meet your inclusion needs. 
We work with your organization to create a customized on-site or on-line learning experience that will provide your team with the tools and confidence to successfully include persons with diverse abilities into your offerings. ​

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Your customized training may include any of the following topic areas to meet your organizational needs….. OR…….MERGE will work with you to address areas of need not explored fully in the content below.

Whether on-site or on-line, MERGE trainings are offered in a highly interactive format, allowing for maximum engagement, retention and sustainability.

  • 1.

    What is Inclusion (and What it Isn’t)

    Reviewing the 6 Principles of Inclusion with interactive exercises on the meaning of inclusion.

  • 2.

    Understanding the Models of Participation

    Exclusion, Adaptive, Specialized, Integration, Unified or Authentic Inclusion – explore the characteristics and benefits of each model.

  • 3.

    Disability Etiquette

    Review “Disability 101”. Follow up with addressing common misunderstandings, fears and concerns with suggested interactions and guidelines, along with an explanation of person first language.

  • 4.

    Exploring Inclusion Strategies

    These proven strategies are great for persons with diverse abilities but also good for ALL of your members to increase the chances of meaningful participation and success. Special attention to applying these strategies during Covid.

  • 5.

    Best Practices to Create a Culture of Inclusion

    Top tips on dealing with challenging behaviors, working with families, communication, and getting “team buy-in” to build a culture where ALL belong.

  • 6.

    Solving Inclusion Scenarios

    Pull it all together and work to solve typical inclusion scenarios using the learned strategies and best practices.

  • 7.

    A Leadership Road Map to Inclusion

    Bring your organization from good to great along your inclusion journey. How to engage organizational commitment to further your commitment to inclusion.

  • 8.

    A Pathway Toward Friendship

    Learn how your programming may be the perfect setting for persons with and without disabilities to form meaningful and reciprocal friendships.

  • 9.

    Inclusive Strategies for Supervisors or Peers

    If your business has committed to hiring a diverse workforce, this session will give your team the tools and confidence to welcome, engage and support employees (and/or volunteers) with disabilities to be valued, contributing members of your work team.

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