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Webinar: Translating the Information Learned in Discovery into Characteristics of a Well-matched Work Experience

On Tuesday, November 12, Ellen Condon and Theresa Baltry will host the final webinar in a 3 webinar series to talk about how to translate what you have observed and learned during the work experience (or other Discovery activities) into a plan for additional work experiences and/or a blueprint for the student's well-matched job.

What?
The purpose of this series of webinars has been to provide teams supporting students with deaf-blindness and a significant impact of disability the tools to:
  • Explore community employment as a post-school outcome for all of their students;
     
  • Begin identifying students' interests, skills, abilities, and support needs; and
     
  • Identify tasks the students could offer in employment.
     
The end goal of the webinar series in year one is for teams to use the information to create an individualized work experience for a student with whom they are currently working.

 

During webinar one, we introduced the concept of Customized Employment as a strategy to access employment for people who have traditionally been excluded from competitive integrated employment due to significance of disability.

 

Webinar two introduced the process of Discovery as a strategy to identify a student's interests, strengths and skills, ideal conditions for support, and tasks they might perform in a work experience.

 

The recordings and materials from the first two webinars are available online as part of the Montana Deaf-Blind Project and Transition and Employment Projects resource libraries.

 

The final webinar in this series will talk about how to translate what you have observed and learned during the work experience (or other Discovery activities) into a plan for additional work experiences and/or a blueprint for the student's well-matched job.

 

Presenters:
Ellen Condon - Ellen is the Project Director for the Rural Institute's Transition & Employment Projects and the Montana Deaf-Blind Project at the University of Montana, where she has worked since 1996 on Transition and Employment for youth with significant disabilities. She is currently working as a consultant to NCDB (National Center on Deaf-Blindness) in the area of Transition to Employment and Community Life for students with Deaf-Blindness and Intellectual Disabilities, as well as a consultant with Marc Gold & Associates (MG&A). Ellen has worked in the field of Developmental Disabilities since 1986. Prior to coming to Montana her experiences included hands-on service delivery, program development and program management in community residential and supported employment programs. She received her Master's degree in Special Education from Boston College in 1990 after completing course work in Transition and Supported Employment. At the Rural Institute she has served as the Principal Investigator and Project Director for numerous Federal and state-funded grants. She provides technical assistance, training, and on-site support to schools, agencies, and individuals and families predominantly in the areas of customized employment, transition, and systematic instruction.

Theresa Baldry - Theresa is based in Miles City and is the Project Coordinator for the Montana Deaf-Blind and the Children's Special Health Services Transition projects. She has worked as an assistive technology consultant for MonTECH and Project Coordinator for the Pre-Employment Transition Services Technical Assistance Center at the Rural Institute. She is a parent of six children, including a son with a disability. She began her work in the disability field due to her need to understand information and systems that would directly impact her son who is now a young adult. His need for assistive technology including systems for communication created opportunities to learn and share.  Transition was a particularly impacting period of time and has remained an area of focused interest.  Theresa's belief that "knowledge is power" has directed her areas of employment in the disability field.  Over the last 25 years, she has worked to impact and develop relationships with the programs and services which support individuals with a disability throughout their lives. She has worked for PLUK, Parents Let's Unite for Kids, and was a member of the Leadership Team. As a parent, she serves on the Disability Rights of Montana Board of Directors. Theresa has been a member of the Rural Institute Consumer Advisory Council since 2010 and has presented at numerous conferences and webinars as a Council member.

When?
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Mountain Time
Register Today!

Reserve your webinar seat for September 17th now at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4754682305754566925

 

Please note: If you are unable to attend on the scheduled date or if registration closes because the session is full, the webinar will be recorded and archived to both the Montana Deaf-Blind Project and Transition and Employment Projects websites.

 

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