Right To Be
Bystander Intervention to Stop Stigma Around Learning Differences

We partnered with Eye to Eye to develop this training to close that gap because we know that just one intervention can profoundly change a person’s experience of disrespect and harassment.

According to a survey conducted by Eye to Eye, 74% of students and young adults with learning differences/learning disabilities (LD) said that they had experienced harassment (isolation, bullying, mistreatment, and or discrimination) in the classroom or workplace.

84% said they wished someone stepped in and helped.

Training Description
What will you learn?

Right To Be is offering this interactive training that will teach you the 5Ds of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of stigma that people who learn differently—including those with specific learning disabilities (LD) like dyslexia, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—face right now using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities.

We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and what to consider when intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see stigma perpetuated around learning differences online or in person.

Partners in the Movement
Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye is an organization working to unlock greatness in people who learn differently. They are run by and for people who learn differently. The importance of understanding and embracing the intersectional abilities, identities, and individual experiences of the students and communities they serve extends to the workplace and across the board, reinforcing the vision for inclusion and educational equity for all.



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