2018 TASH Conference has ended
Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.

Wednesday, November 28 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Successful Employment Transition Programming and Work-Based Learning Experiences for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Full

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National unemployment for persons with disabilities is three times greater than for the average population, with only 17.9% of people with a disability age 16 year and older employed in the United States. Community Options' Employment Transition Program, Work-Based Learning Experiences, and Self-Advocacy curriculum give individuals with disabilities the tools they need to overcome this statistic, so they may work in a community-based, integrated setting at a competitive employment opportunity. This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the components of Community Options' Employment Transition Program, Work-Based Learning Experiences, and Self-Advocacy Curriculum. Then, it will share some of the successful experiences of individuals served by Community Options and these programs. After attending this session, participants will be able to identify components of a successful employment transition program, list community resources that will help their organization build a successful employment transition program, work-based learning experiences, and self-advocacy curriculum, and they will understand how well-developed self-advocacy skills enable individuals with disabilities to secure and thrive in community-based competitive employment opportunities.

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Justin Brown

State Director, Community Options Inc

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Medford - Lower Level 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

Attendees (30)