Webinar Series: Facilitating a Seamless Transition to Adulthood: Practical Information You Can Use Right Now! – Part 2: Facilitating Student Work-Experiences (Part 2 of 3)

Webinar Live Date: October 17, 2022
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Eastern time
Host: TransCen, Inc.

Cost: $35.00 for each session of the webinar.
Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. Contact elearning@transcen.org for more information or to register your group.
Registrants outside the United States, contact elearning@transcen.org.
Contact TransCen, Inc. by phone: (301) 424-2002

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Webinar Session Dates and Times (All in Eastern time):
Part 1 Date: September 29, 2022, 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
Part 2 Date: October 17, 2022, 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
Part 3 Date: November 10, 2022, 1:00 pm to 2:30pm

There is a job for everyone who wants one, regardless of disability, need for support, or economic vitality of their community. The culmination of public education for all youth with disabilities should be productive and meaningful careers – not just for some youth, or most youth, but all youth. This 3-part webinar series will highlight key strategies to establish interagency teams, clarify roles and responsibilities, improve engagement of families and employers, and facilitate individualized work experiences in the community. Special educators and administrators, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, employment specialists, advocates and families are encouraged to attend to learn how to apply the tenants of seamless transition and promote successful futures for people with disabilities. Participants will receive access a set of tools essential to effective implementation of meaningful work experiences.

Part 2: Facilitating Student Work-Experiences
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The “gold standard” of transition programs include a commitment to facilitating students exiting school already employed in an integrated job with prospects to remain employed in that job until they decide to move to another. Research shows that students who have meaningful work experiences in high school are likely to have better employment outcomes as adults. Therefore, facilitating work experiences should be a key focus of school transition programs. This session will highlight how to use principles of customized employment in a school setting (that likely has limited resources) to implement strengths-based assessment, build partnerships with families, and identify possible employers for the best possible job match.

Specific content includes:

  • Using the Positive Personal Profile to take a strengths-based approach to assessing skills, talents, and goals
  • Using a structured family interview to clarify intended outcomes and raise expectations that employment is possible
  • Leveraging the interagency team to identify potential employers and roles in providing supports
  • Using Venn Diagrams to identify potential career exploration paths
  • Strategies to elevate the student voice in the process

Ann Deschamps, Ed.D., Vice President at TransCen and Director of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.
Sean Roy, Chief Innovation and Training Officer at TransCen.

Continuing Education Recognition:
While this training is not pre-approved for Certified Employment Support Professional or Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification continuing education credit hours, you may download a Certificate of Completion for CEU self-submission by passing the quiz available under the course outline.

Additional Information:

  • TransCen provides captioning for all our webinars.
  • All webinars are recorded and available for later listening.
  • Certificates of Completion are available for all sessions.
  • Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more.
  • Contact elearning@transcen.org for more information or to register your group. Registrants outside the United States, contact elearning@transcen.org.
  • This session will be broadcasted via a Zoom platform. A telephone option for audio is also available.