A Future That Includes Employment – Kalamazoo County

With Jessie Morton

2:30PM – 4:30PM
opens at 2:00PM

517 Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo

This workshop can help parents of youth with significant disabilities as they consider and advocate for community-based employment as part of their son or daughter’s future. Work is possible for all people regardless of disability.

Join us to discuss questions families may have, and to connect with the resources families need to begin advocating for competitive employment.

• Opportunities and challenges for people with disabilities in today’s society
• Employment First and competitive employment
• Core employment concepts, benefits of working
• The power of high expectations (and the impact of low expectations)
• Helping youth create a vision statement
• Preparing for employment success
• Addressing parental concerns
• Social Security benefits overview
• Resources available
• Action steps: Getting started

Who should attend? Family members and caregivers of youth with significant disabilities. Though the presentation is appropriate for families of youth of all ages, the content is designed to inform families with youth ages 12- 26 about employment possibilities. Advocates, educators, and service providers also welcome.

This is a fragrance-free environment. Please do not wear perfume, cologne or other scented products to this event.

RSVP with Bethann Robins by November 6, 2019
269-364-6317 or bethann@michiganallianceforfamilies.org
Or online at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp

If it is after the deadline and you haven’t registered, please call or email to check the status of the event.

If you require accommodations or materials in an alternative format, please let us know one week before the workshop


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