Helping Your Team Improve Employment Outcomes for Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities

Developed in Partnership with the Network on Serving Individuals with Most Significant Disabilities.

Description

From the moment an individual is determined eligible for services, it’s critical to communicate a clear message that an integrated, competitive employment outcome is the goal and focus. This learning community is for supervisors who want to explore ways to help their vocational rehabilitation counselors in improving integrated, competitive employment outcomes for individuals with the most significant disabilities.

Specifically, this five-part series will take in January, February, March, May and June 2011 and will provide an overview on a wide variety of topics that can impact the success of cases for individuals with the most significant disabilities. These webinars will help vocational rehabilitation (VR) supervisors expand their leadership and expertise in serving individuals with the most significant disabilities. Additionally, they will assist VR supervisors in expanding their unit’s successful employment outcomes for individuals with the most significant disabilities.

NOTE: Each webinar is followed by a group discussion and an information newsletter (Webblast) with more information and resources on the topic. For More Information: Discussion Groups: Improve Employment Outcomes for Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities and Brochure: Most Significant Disabilities Learning Community Series [PDF] Brochure: Most Significant Disabilities Learning Community Series [Word file].

Webinars: January 2011 – June 2011

Part One: How Can You Establish a Climate that is Excited about Serving Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities

January 27, 2011 ~ 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET / 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT

Part Two: Impact of How VRCs View Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities on their Caseload

February 24, 2011 ~ 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET / 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT

Part Three: Approaches to Understanding What an Individual Has to Offer an Employer

March 31, 2011 ~ 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET / 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT

Part Four: Steps of Customized Job Development Whether Developing Job Yourself or Contracting with a CRP

May 5, 2011 ~ 2:00 - 4:00 pm ET / 1:00 - 3:00 pm CT

Part Five: Self-Employment as a Viable Option for Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities

June 9, 2011 ~ 2:00 - 4:00 pm ET / 1:00 - 3:00 pm CT

Archives of Webinars
After each webinar, the recordings, handouts and PowerPoint slideshows are archived and available for you to access at your convenience.