Date(s) - May 27, 2021
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Southern Ontario Training Group is pleased to present:
Good Employment for People with Disabilities: How to make it a reality
Format: Four three-and-a-half hour sessions on Zoom, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.
Dates: Tuesday, May 25; Thursday, May 27; Tuesday, June 1; Thursday, June 3 , 2021
Content: This is a four-part workshop with each session building on the previous. Participants must attend all sessions. The workshop explores several topics related to employment for people with intellectual disabilities. Recognizing that meaningful work is one of the good things of life, the workshop begins with an examination of historical strategies and ideas about work. The important role of the employment expert in effectively supporting people on the job is examined in depth. The Discovery process is introduced as a tool to assist people and their supporters to identify what the person could contribute to the workplace and what is necessary for them to be successful. Important considerations about planning and working with potential employers to customize employment form the basis of the final session. Those wishing to help some- one in their lives attain a good job will have an opportunity to think more deeply about the steps involved and learn from the experience of others.
Who should attend: This event will be of particular interest to those interested in exploring the potential of employment for people with disabilities: family members, service providers, policy makers, educators, advocates, etc.
Presenter: Milton Tyree lives in Louisville, Kentucky and has 40 years ’ experience in the design, development and provision of supports and services centered on people with disabilities having access to valued aspects of everyday life. A particular area of interest has been the ongoing struggle around people with disabilities having good employment. Milt ’s efforts have been strongly influenced by the work of the late Dr. Marc Gold, and he is an associate with Marc Gold & Associates (MG&A). Additionally, the late Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger ’s Social Role Valorization (SRV) theory has been foundational in Milt ’s understanding of the importance of good employment for people with disabilities, the reasons this can be difficult, and considerations for addressing the challenges.
Course fee: $140 (CDN)
Limited subsidies available.
Contact: Erica Baker-Tinsley at firstname.lastname@example.org