Pioneer Network’s Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

April 17, 2019: The Double Whammy of Ageism and Ableism (FREE WEBINAR)
Guide: Mel Coppola

By now, you’ve probably heard some buzz around ageism-the prejudice of people based on their age. And hopefully you have gained some awareness around it and are taking steps against it—after all, you WILL grow old. But how much have you thought about ableism-the prejudice of someone based on their different abilities, whether physical or cognitive? None of us want to think of ourselves as prejudiced, but we make assumptions based on age and ability more than we think. Especially in the work that we do, these two “isms” collide on a daily basis. In this webinar, we will discuss the intersection of ageism and ableism and the double whammy it has for the people we support.