The Learning Together Workshop Series Presents…
Employment for ALL! Customized Employment & the Discovery Process
By Michael Callahan, International Consultant on Employment & Transition
Saturday – April 2, 2011
Session #1 │ 9 – NOON
Session #2 │ 1 – 4
Education Service Center Region XI
3001 North Freeway
Ft. Worth, Texas 76106
SESSION #1: CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT – AN OVERVIEW (9:00 – Noon)
According to the US Department of Labor, Customized Employment is defined as: Individualizing the employment relationship between employees and employers in ways that meet the needs of both. It is based on an individualized determination of the strengths, needs, and interests of the person with a disability, and is also designed to meet the specific needs of the employer.
Participants will leave inspired and empowered with information and strategies that make employment a viable option for persons once thought to be unemployable.
SESSION #2: THE DISCOVERY PROCESS – A GUIDE FOR CUSTOMIZING AN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP (1 – 4 PM)
The Discovery Process is a strategy used as a substitute to comparison-based testing procedures in that it utilizes already-existing information rather than information developed through formal assessment methods. It takes into account the applicant's entire life experiences rather than single instances of performance.
Mr. Callahan will review steps need to complete the discovery process. An interactive process that allows the provider to get to know the applicant and to assist in identifying personalized preferences and conditions for employment as well as individual contributions to be offered to employers.
Who Should Attend?
∙ Persons who have a disability
∙ Family members
∙ Education professionals
∙ Transition Counselors
∙ DARS Counselors
∙ Supported Employment Providers
∙ Employers and others interested in making employment a viable option for individuals once thought to be unemployable.
SPACE IS LIMITED, RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
Call (817) 834-7700 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide your name, phone number and session title when reserving your spot.