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Coping Strategies for All During a Time of Isolation and Uncertainty

Coping Strategies for All During a Time of Isolation and Uncertainty

In a time of great uncertainty, one thing is for certain: no matter your situation we can all use help in what has become our temporary new normal. Inclusion strategies are good for anyone during this time. Be it you, a family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker who has a disability, or not, we are all experiencing similar feelings of turmoil, rapid change, fear, and isolation which can affect us in many ways. Join us to explore the Top Ten Inclusion Tips to support each other to engage in social interaction while practicing social distancing.


Presented by Lisa Drennan, MERGE Diverse Abilities Inclusion Consulting

About the presenter: Lisa Drennan has a 35-year career supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be active and engaged within their community. At New England Village in Pembroke, MA, she gained experience in working as a Direct Support Worker and eventually as the Director of The Sollar Wellness Center specifically designed for this population.

In 2014, she joined the South Shore YMCA as the first-ever Association Director of Inclusion, creating innovative programs and comprehensive staff trainings to build a culture of inclusion. In 2018 Lisa started her own company, MERGE Inclusion Consulting where she provides comprehensive consultation, staff training and systems implementation to community entities committed to enrichment, recreation, sport and social program inclusion.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am

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