Autism NOW Webinar: Converting Sheltered Workshops to Employment Programs That Get People Real Jobs!

Converting Sheltered Workshops to Employment Programs That Get People Real Jobs!

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Time: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST
Speakers: Bryan Dague, Max Barrows and Alli Vercoe, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered

Under the principles of inclusion, employment for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities is currently shifting from sheltered workshops to community-based jobs. Join us to learn more about this transition and the resources available to you! Register for this free webinar today! Sheltered Workshops have been a hot topic lately. Many states are working hard to change their workshops to community-based employment. We can help you find information on how to do this! This webinar will share two important resources:

  1. Maine’s Peer-Support Training and Mentor Program, It’s Your Life: Building Connections Through Work. This program hired self-advocates who have community-based jobs to mentor and support people in sheltered workshops prepare for the transition into community work. Get tips on how to calm the concerns of people and their families who are worried about taking this big step.
  2. The Vermont Conversion Institute. This two-day training supports state teams to examine the issues of policy change, training, and culture-shift needed to foster the conversion of sheltered workshops to community-based employment services.

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Date posted: February 21, 2012. Content created by The Autism NOW Center. Last updated: March 10, 2014.

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