Inclusion within Community Recreation Programs: Building a Team Culture with Program Providers That Will Result in Successful Participation for Your Family Members
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 12:00PM
Presented by Lisa Drennan, Founder, MERGE Diverse Abilities Inclusion Consulting
Participants will learn about: Philosophies/principles on Inclusion, Top Ten Tips for Accessing Community Recreation, Understanding Different Program Models and Overcoming Barriers & Exploring Benefits.
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 recreation, sport and social program inclusion.