JAA’s Sensitivity Training and Awareness curriculum was created to help support our partner agencies in their inclusion efforts of individuals with disabilities. Designed so that each training can be tailored for the intended audience, the activities included help to facilitate conversations which fall into one of 3 main categories:

  • Understanding what it is like to live with a disability
  • How to talk about disabilities
  • Creating a welcoming, inclusive community

Trainers will select activities based on the target audience and current issues/needs of the organization to create the most effective training session.

A typical training for a committee, school staff or organizational board includes 4-5 different activities, while a training for students may include 2-3 activities that promote discussion and questions amongst students and staff. The activities selected should create a comprehensive training session which covers the 3 categories while meeting the needs of the individual organization. If you would like more information, please contact