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.

Thursday, November 29 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Guided Group Discovery: Developing Blueprints for Employment Youth and Adults Seating Available

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Guided Group Discovery (GGD) opens doors to employment for people who experience barriers to finding jobs, especially the right job. Discovery is the foundation of Customized Employment. It is a proven evidence-based practice that improves employment outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities. Too often, traditional vocational assessments are based on comparative and/or normed approaches that often determine that people with significant disabilities may not be a good match for most jobs. Guided Group Discovery is an alternative assessment tool proven to identify the strengths of job seekers with disabilities, but particularly those with multiple barriers to employment. The purpose of GGD is to lay the foundation for Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) that meets the job seeker's preferred characteristics and conditions of employment and the needs of a business. The GGD process produces an individualized Blueprint for Employment that can be used by job seekers to set up informational interviews, develop natural supports in the community, strengthen their networking pitch, and obtain successful employment in their community. Come hear the LEAD Center and National Disability Institute talk about and share tools and resources created as an alternative process for discovering one's interests, contributions, and conditions for employment. Upon completion of the Guided Group Discovery process, the job seeker and/or their representative can use this information to meet with specific employers in an effort to negotiate a customized job description or design a self-employment opportunity.

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Nancy Boutot

National Disability Institute
Customized Employment, Discovery, Social Security Work Incentives, living with depression
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Rebecca Salon

DC Department on Disability Services

Thursday November 29, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Salmon - Third Floor 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

Attendees (22)