Michael Woods (He/Him)
March 3, 2023
Season 1
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Episode
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Sport & Rec for All Abilities in the USA with Lisa Drennan

This is episode 02 and today I talk with Lisa Drennan about how she is helping sport and recreation providers create opportunities for people with diverse abilities across the USA.

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In this Episode

This is episode 02 and today I talk with Lisa Drennan about how she is helping sport and recreation providers create opportunities for people with diverse abilities across the USA.

About our guest

Lisa is an innovative inclusion leader. She's committed to building inclusive communities and demonstrated that over 38 years. She's been supporting people with disabilities and diverse abilities in the care, community sport, recreation, summer camps sectors across the USA. Through her business Merge Inclusion Consulting she supports and advises a wide variety of community organisations including YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, sports teams, leagues, scouts, schools. You name it, she's done it. She's also the Adjunct Professor of Adaptive Physical Activity at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Highlights

00:00 Intro

00:51 About Lisa

02:08 Welcome

03:06 Lisa's Backstory

06:09 What is Merge?

07:00 Working on both side of the "bridge"

09:21 Pathways to Friendship Toolkit

13:22 The importance of friendship

15:49  What creates successful inclusion?

21:35 How to connect with people with disability

28:35 The need for strong relationships

30:59 The importance of education

35:42 What do inclusive activities look like?

38:51 Building links to pathways

43:47 Quickfire questions

52:19 Lisa's top inclusion tip

54:54 Conclusion

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