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Friday, March 2, 2012

Webcast - Effectively supporting employees with autism spectrumdisorders

Effectively supporting employees with autism spectrum disorders March 8, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST Dear Colleague, Please join us for a webcast hosted by SEDL's Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) project: TITLE: The Groden Network of Programs: Effectively supporting employees with autism spectrum disorders. PRESENTERs:Mike Smith, Director of Vocational Services, The Groden NetworkRick Spencer, Vocational Supervisor, The Cove Center DATE: Thursday, March 8, 2012 TIME: The hour-long webcast will begin at 10 a.m. Mountain. REGISTER:(no fee to participate):http://survey.sedl.org/efm/wsb.dll/s/1g118 About the Webcast Employment rates for people with disabilities are declining: people with ASD are among the least likely to be employed. SEDL and partners on the National Advisory Panel of the Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with ASD project have identified programs that help increase competitive, long-term employment for people with ASD. The Vocational Services Department of the Groden Network of Programs, provided 10,500 hours of job coaching in 2011 to over 100 people with ASD. To hear about the approaches to get employers on board with the program’s mission of helping people with ASD become productive members of their communities and the instruction of "soft skills" necessary for long-term job placement, please registerfor the webcast. This webcast is approved for one hour of CRCC continuing education credit. After completing the evaluation, your certificate will be sent to you. Before the Webcast Test your computer before the webcast:http://autism.sedl.org/index.php/webcasts/80 If you have a question, please send e-mail before or during the webcast: vr-autism@sedl.org NOTE:If you are not able to participate at this time, please visit the VR Autism webcast page to view the archive a few days after the live event.
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