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Empowering New York Women with Disabilities

Three women with disabilities. Text: Inclusion Advocacy Training Series

NYC Women & Teen Girls with Disabilities:  Upskilling Training Program

Training program for women and teen girls with disabilities in NYC to advance skills in preparation for civic engagement

RespectAbility is on the front lines of advancing the empowerment of women and girls with disabilities. We are passionate about bringing intersectionality into our work, and into the nonprofit sector at-large.

We are excited to announce a new effort to raise the voices, lives and experiences of New York City’s almost 500,000 women and girls with disabilities and empower them to have a better future.

Did you know that:

  • In the NYC metropolitan area, women with a disability earn on average nearly $9,000 less than women without disabilities, and $16,000 per year less than men without a disability.
  • A stunning 44 percent of New York women with disabilities live below the poverty line. In raw numbers, 111,236 women living in New York City ages 21-64 with a disability have an income below the poverty level.
  • In New York, only 29 percent of African American women with disabilities are employed, while only 24 percent of Latina women with disabilities have jobs.
NYC Female Disability Employment Statistics - In Manhattan: 44,816 working-age women with disabilities live here. The average income for these women is $23,715. That's 54% less than women without disabilities. 63% less than men without disabilities. In Brooklyn: 68,541 working-age women with disabilities live here. The average income for these women is $26,566. That's 28% less than women without disabilities. 38% less than men without disabilities. In Queens: 55,535 working-age women with disabilities live here The average income for these women is $24,073 That's 24% less than women without disabilities 36% less than men without disabilities In The Bronx: 67,577 working-age women with disabilities here. The average income for these women is $21,151. That's 10% less than women without disabilities. 29% less than men without disabilities. In Staten Island: 11,030 working-age women with disabilities live here. The average income for these women is $21,151. That's 32% less than women without disabilities. 48% less than men without disabilities.

NYC – Female Disability Employment – Statistics

To change these outcomes, New York women and girls with disabilities need opportunities to make their voices heard, impact their communities and change the City for the better. Thanks to the generous support of the New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF), RespectAbility is launching a Training Program for women and girls with disabilities in New York City. Our goal is to advance skills in preparation for civic engagement.

RespectAbility is working to enable NYC’s women and girls with disabilities to have access to education, training and jobs, just like anyone else. RespectAbility is doing this by recruiting and training individuals with disabilities to share their knowledge, skills and contacts with NYC funders and service providers that need to include and serve women with disabilities.

WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM NYC WOMEN AND GIRLS WITH DISABILITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR TRAINING PROGRAM.

Important Details for Applicants

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are strongly preferred, and applicants should exhibit leadership skills to complete their own projects.
  • Commit to participate in one NYC training session.
  • There is no tuition cost to participate.
  • The trainings take place in the NYC area.
  • Your application must explain why this training is of interest to you and why you believe you have the skills, focus and independent drive to make a positive difference in NYC.

This opportunity is for women, girls and gender-fluid applicants who have a visible or invisible disability. Invisible disabilities include, but are not limited to, mental health conditions, chronic pain, TBIs, and learning and attention disabilities.

Accommodations will be provided upon request.

RespectAbility provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Training on Intersectionality among Women and Girls with Disabilities

Donna WaltonDate: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Guttman Community College
50 West 40th Street, Room 401
New York, NY 10018
Keynote Speaker: Donna R. Walton, EdD, Founder and President of Divas With Disabilities
Can’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar: bit.ly/2H2tyvU

Training for Jewish Women with Disabilities and Their Allies

Ila Eckhoff, Lori Golden, and Amy Rosenfeld headshotsDate: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Auditorium
334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St.
New York, NY 10023
Panelists: Ila Eckhoff, CPA, Managing Director at BlackRock
Lori Golden, Abilities Strategy Leader at EY
Amy Rosenfeld, Nursery School Librarian at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
Can’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar: bit.ly/2H1qRL2

Training for Mothers of Students with Disabilities

Donna Meltzer and Michelle GrierDate: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Guttman Community College
50 West 40th Street, Room 401
New York, NY 10018
Panelists: 
Donna Meltzer, CEO of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
Michelle Grier, MSW, Director Of Social Work at Girls for Gender Equity
Gabrielle Einstein-Sim, Moderator
Can’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar: bit.ly/2VyT2E6

Training-the-Trainers with networking lunch and roundtable

Philip Kahn-Pauli and Debbie FinkTarget Audience: For service providers of all genders, with or without disabilities, working with women and girls with disabilities (visible and invisible)
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Accessible Location: Guttman Community College
50 West 40th Street, Room 401
New York, NY 10018
Keynote Speakers: Philip Kahn-Pauli, Policy and Practices Director, RespectAbility
Debbie Fink, Director of Community Outreach and Impact, RespectAbility
Can’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar: bit.ly/2QCWGct

Training for Female College Students with Disabilities and Their Allies

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Guttman Community College
50 West 40th Street, Room 401
New York, NY 10018
Can’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar: bit.ly/2Fj9Md0
Speaker information coming soon.

Training for Latina Women and Girls with Disabilities and Their Allies

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Guttman Community College
50 West 40th Street, Room 401
New York, NY 10018
Can’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar: bit.ly/2M0qSxx
Speaker information coming soon.

APPLY TODAY, AS SPACE IS LIMITED!

Rolling admissions.


Training the Trainers in Disability Inclusion AdvocacyTraining on Intersectionality among Women and Girls with DisabilitiesTraining for Jewish Women and Girls with Disabilities and Their AlliesTraining for Mothers of Students with DisabilitiesTraining for Female College Students with DisabilitiesTraining for Latina Women and Girls with Disabilities


VisibleInvisibleN/A - only for people registering for Training the Trainers in Disability Inclusion Advocacy

Our NYC program will have a robust impact on the capacity of nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, private sector employers, local workforce agencies, the entertainment industry, news media and other groups to meet the unique needs of women and girls with disabilities in New York. Our ultimate goal is to improve employment and educational outcomes for New York women with disabilities and end harmful stigma. If you want to make a difference in your city, this opportunity is for you!

Information for the Press

If you are a member of the press and you want to attend one of the training sessions, email Debbie Fink at DebbieF@RespectAbility.org. Use the subject line RespectAbility New York Training Press. Please note that while the keynote presentations will be open to the press, the discussions that follow will not be out of respect for the privacy of our attendees.

Questions?

If you have any questions, contact Debbie Fink at DebbieF@RespectAbility.org.

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