Small Group: Disability Identity

Whether you were born with a disability, acquired a disability, or received a diagnosis that revealed why you encounter certain barriers in life—living with disability can be a turbulent experience mentally and emotionally. The LSA Disability Navigators are facilitating small group discussions for LSA employees (faculty and staff, including student workers) who want space to process their experiences and seek advice from a group of peers who also live with disability.

Participants will:

1. Learn about the 7 stages of disability acceptance.

2. Explore how to incorporate disability into your identity in a healthy way.

3. Receive coaching on the disclosure process and how to foster a support network.

4. Crowdsource resources and advice for navigating work and life with a disability.

Participant Privacy: Disclosure of disability is not required or expected to participate. Participants may share as much—or as little—about their personal situation as they are comfortable. By registering, you are agreeing to respect the privacy of other participants and agreeing to not share their identities or details of their lives outside of the discussion session. 



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Jessica McCuaig & Stephanie Peck

Whether you were born with a disability, acquired a disability, or received a diagnosis that revealed why you encounter certain barriers in life—living with disability can be a turbulent experience mentally and emotionally. The LSA Disability Navigators are facilitating small group discussions for LSA employees (faculty and staff, including student workers) who want space to process their experiences and seek advice from a group of peers who also live with disability.

Participants will:

1. Learn about the 7 stages of disability acceptance.

2. Explore how to incorporate disability into your identity in a healthy way.

3. Receive coaching on the disclosure process and how to foster a support network.

4. Crowdsource resources and advice for navigating work and life with a disability.

Format: This discussion group will be conducted virtually on Zoom. Camera use will be optional, but is encouraged. Auto-captioning will be enabled and slides will be shared during and following the workshop. Participants can participate verbally by unmuting or in writing via the chat function. This session will not be recorded.

Accommodations: The LSA DEI Office greatly values inclusion and access for all. We are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations to enable your full participation in this workshop. Please contact LSA.Disability.Navigators@umich.edu if you would like to request disability accommodations or have questions about access needs.

Participant Privacy: Disclosure of disability is not required or expected to participate. Participants may share as much—or as little—about their personal situation as they are comfortable. By registering, you are agreeing to respect the privacy of other participants and agreeing to not share their identities or details of their lives outside of the discussion session. 

Waitlisted Registrants: Depending on interest, we may host more sessions so if you are waitlisted please monitor your email for updates.

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