January 31, 2019
2:00PM – 3:00PM EST
Expanding Employment Opportunities for Youth using Customized Employment
This webinar is designed to advance the belief that competitive integrated employment for people with significant disabilities is achievable. Work is a central part of adult life, often consuming as much as half of one’s waking hours. Having a job contributes to meaningful, productive lives, especially for people with disabilities. Today, students with disabilities are more likely to experience unemployment or underemployment, lower pay, and job dissatisfaction, compared to their nondisabled peers. It is critical to provide young adults with disabilities employment experiences while they are still in school so they may be exposed to job opportunities as early as possible, increasing their likelihood of obtaining employment after leaving high school. As teachers, family members, and adult service providers, we must develop and implement a flexible process designed to individualize employment relationships between a job seeker and an employer in a way that meets the needs of both. This presentation will discuss ways identifying the interests and strengths of a job seeker is as critical as identifying the needs of a business and will provide examples of successful individuals with disabilities who are successfully employed in competitive integrated employment.
Presenter: Laura Owens, President – TransCen, Inc.
- Will be presented on the GotoWebinar platform
- A telephone option will be available
- Real-time captions will be available
Will be available prior to the scheduled date.