Disability Accommodation and Access Needs Training for Fieldwork Supervisors: How to support students’ personal and professional learning needs.

Thursday, August 05, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom

RSVP Link: http://bit.ly/0805MAATC_Training


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This workshop is designed to assist fieldwork supervisors to better support both disabled and non-disabled students’ learning needs. The presenter will provide concepts, case examples and communication strategies informed by disability studies and disability culture practices. Through self-reflexive exercises, participants will gain new knowledge around disability and accessibility, and leave with tools for training students from a more intersectional approach.


  1. Understand the difference between disability accommodations vs access needs.
  2. Identify and name three ableist examples from the participants’ own art therapy practice, supervisory relationships and/or institutions in which they work.
  3. Learn to use “accessibility and inclusive learning guidelines” to enhance professionalism and communication skills around disability accommodations and access needs

NBCC/ACEP approved Continuing Education Credits: 2 credits

To register for this workshop, participants must be approved site supervisors for SAIC’s MAATC program. Contact Deb DelSignore at ddelsignore@saic.edu with any questions.


Chun-shan (Sandie) Yi, Ph.D., ATR-BC

Assistant Professor, Department of Art Therapy and Counseling

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Sandie is an artist-scholar who is trained in disability studies. Her research interests include Disability Arts and Culture, accessibility programming & social-justice informed art therapy. Her recent publications include, Demystifying the Individualistic Approach to Self-care: Sewing as a Metaphorical Process for Documenting Relational and Community Care in Disability CultureRes(Crip)ting Art Therapy: Disability Culture and Art as a Social Justice Intervention, Social Justice and Power in Museum Service and Accessibility Practices.

Accessibility Information: This training will use auto-captioning. If you would like to make any other access requests, please contact Deb DelSignore at ddelsignore@saic.edu

Contact Information:

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Sharp Building 37 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 713 

Phone: 312.899.7481 


The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4453. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.