SEPTA presents Inclusion Opportunities Presentation

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Providing Inclusive Opportunities & Activities for All Students

Provided by: Penfield Special Education PTA
Wed., November 18, 7-8pm
6:30-7pm – SEPTA Community Update

Presenter: Anita O’Brien, MA, CTRS.; Executive Director of Rochester Accessible Adventures
Rochester Accessible Adventures visualizes a world where people with disabilities are physically and socially
included in sports and recreation throughout their lifetime. RAA contracts with municipalities, schools and
recreation businesses to provide on-going support that takes them from training to implementation so they
operate inclusively whenever their doors are open. Anita will discuss RAA’s work, including the
#WeWillInclude movement which is pushing out an Inclusion Ambassador Training to provide a common
understanding of Inclusion in Recreation and can be used to invite communities to embrace action-oriented
implementation which connects children, youth and adults with disabilities to accessible and welcoming
recreation and sports.

Presenter: Lindsay Jewett; Area Director for Rochester Best Buddies
Best Buddies in New York offers One-to-One Friendship, Integrated Employment, and Leadership
Development programs for individuals with and without disabilities. Though Best Buddies was founded to
provide more opportunities for those individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities we have
discovered that our Peer Buddies (students without disabilities) are provided with just as many opportunities
for growth and impactful change. Lindsay will share how the Best Buddies program helps to create inclusive
opportunities for students k-12, college and beyond.
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