Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Webinar - Preparing Children for a Successful Transition to the Workforce

Wednesday   May 25th   2 p.m. MST

Join one of Rethink’s Directors of Professional Services, Stephanie Whitley, MEd-BCBA, for an important new webinar on post-secondary transition. It is imperative that we prepare students with disabilities for meaningful employment – this webinar provides actionable steps educators, families and students with disabilities can take to promote a successful post-school employment outcome.

Stephanie will look at current employment statistics and initiatives, as well as, resources for supporting children and adults with disabilities through transition and into the workforce. She will discuss the importance of teaching pre-vocational and vocational skills, and will give ideas of the types of lessons to teach for more successful outcomes.

Parents and Educators will learn:

1) Why employment is so important for individuals with a developmental disability, and the current state of employment opportunities in the United States

2) Tips for assessments and steps in preparing for vocational training

3) Ideas of skills to teach during pre-vocational and vocational training