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Table of Contents

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. What is an Inclusive Crew?
    2. Why Inclusion?
    3. A National Movement
    4. Overview and History of the Utah Conservation Corps Inclusive Projects
  2. BECOMING AN INCLUSIVE CORPS: TAKING INTENTIONAL STEPS TO BE INCLUSIVE
    1. A Model for Inclusion of Corpsmembers with Disabilities: Pre-Season Program Preparation
    2. Pre-Season Program Preparation
      • Step 1: Organizational Accessibility Self-Assessment
      • Step 2: Partners and Projects
      • Step 3: Developing Project Schedule
      • Step 4: Essential Functions of the Job
      • Step 5: Recruiting and Marketing
      • Step 6: Hiring Corpsmembers
      • Step 7: Program Modifications and Reasonable Accommodations
      • Step 8: Development of Disability Awareness Training
      • Step 9: Staff and Crew Leader Training
      • Step 10: Pre-Service Meeting
    3. In-Season Implementation
      • Step 1: Member Pre-Service Questionnaire
      • Step 2: Disability Awareness Training for Members
      • Step 3: Engage in Service
      • Step 4: Post-Service Questionnaire
      • Step 5: Review and Revise Program
  3. CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES, AND LESSONS LEARNED
    1. Lessons Learned – Utah and Minnesota Conservation Corps
      • Lesson 1 - Integrate Inclusive and Traditional Crews
      • Lesson 2 - Training
      • Lesson 3 - Survey Forms and Equipment
      • Lesson 4 - Website Accessibility
      • Lesson 5 - Member Participation
      • Lesson 6 - Deaf Culture
      • Lesson 7 - Member Accountability
      • Lesson 8 - Conduct an Organizational Self-Assessment and Implement an Action Plan
      • Lesson 9 - Communication
      • Lesson 10 - Inclusion and Member Experience
    2. Disability Benefits and AmeriCorps
  4. RESOURCES