CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT

CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT
A new way of thinking about employment for all

TWO VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT STAFF

 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2021

Session 1: Introduction to Customized Employment

This session will discuss:

Why Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) is for everyone.

How Customized Employment differs from traditional ways to get and keep a job.

The importance of “Discovery” and “Job Search Planning.”

Developing Customized Employment to also to meet employer’s needs.

Providing follow-along support to maintain employment.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021

Session 2: Using The Customized Employment Toolkit

This session will review Volumes 1 and 2 of the toolkit, which will be posted by Friday, August 13, 2021 on www.uconnucedd.org. Volume 1 is a narrative of everything important to customizing employment while Volume 2 contains more in-depth information on some topics as well as forms to guide progress. There will be time for Q&A.

Register for this virtual training opportunity at the following link: https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6yDW0ma2N4atJMW You will receive an email confirmation along with directions for accessing both virtual workshops by Zoom
no later than the close of business on Friday, August 13.

 

Training Opportunities

 

Three office employees chatting and sharing ideas over a computer to show collaboration.

Think College:  Overview of a Handbook for Connecticut Colleges, Universities, Vocational-Technical Programs, and Other Postsecondary Programs Interested in Creating a “Think College” Model for Adolescents and Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. 

 

This virtual event is for postsecondary education representatives (including university, college, and trade/vocational school administrators) who are interested in expanding the diversity of their student population and receiving other benefits of implementing a true Think College Model.  A Handbook developed from the experiences of Goodwin University will be introduced for discussion and questions.  Others with close ties to postsecondary education are also welcome to attend. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0vyoCOpmLnnydr8  

 

Thurs. 8/12 (2-4:30)

 

August 2021 Adulting Series:  What Every Adolescent and Young Adult Should Know about Living the Inclusive Life You Want in the Community.

 

This virtual series is especially designed for teenagers and young adults with disabilities who may bring friends or support​.  The goal is to expose them to the range of adult roles and responsibilities and encourage them to develop their vision for a good inclusive life in their communities. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2tVFVrncMArV6ey

 

Wed. 8/4 (6-7:30 p.m.)           #1 How to Get to Know More People (6-7:30)

Sat. 8/7 (10:00-11:30 a.m.)     #2 A Place of Your Own to Call Home Someday

Wed. 8/11 (6-7:30 p.m.)          #3 Ideas about Good Adult Use of Money

Sat. 8/14 (10:00-11:30 a.m.)  #4 What Do You Think You Want to Do For Work?

Wed. 8/18 (6-7:30 p.m.)         #5 What about College or Trade School?

Sat. 8/21 (10:00-11:30 a.m.)  #6 How to Be a Boss for Staff Who Work for You

Wed. 8/25 (6-7:30 p.m.)         #7 Being a Good Citizen and Your Own Guardian

 

Customized Employment: What This is and How You Can Help Customize Employment for a

Family Member with ANY Types of Disabilities

 

This 2-part workshop (note that attendance at both is not necessary) will introduce Customized Employment (Session 1) and overview a 2-volume Toolkit for Customizing Employment (Session 2). Participants may register for either or both sessions.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION.  https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6yDW0ma2N4atJMW

 

Monday 8/16 (6-7:30 p.m.)     Introduction to Customized Employment 

Thursday, 8/29 (6-7:30)          Overview of the Customized Employment Toolkit for Families 

 

Building a Great Life Conference

The University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
and the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities are pleased to announce  the first in our
Building a Great Life webinar series for families, “Building a Great Life in Our Schools
and Communities”

Presented by Dr. Erik Carter
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University
His research and teaching focuses on evidence-based strategies for
supporting access to the general curriculum and promoting valued roles
in school, work, community, and congregational settings for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, autism, and multiple disabilities.
Friday, October 23, 2020  1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Via Zoom (link provided once registered)
Register for this Webinar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-great-life-in-our-schools-and-communities-tickets-123017613995

2020 Building a Great Life flyer FINAL