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Each year, the TASH Conference strengthens the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world. This year’s conference theme, “Gateway to Equity,” explores inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, in living a fair, just, and balanced life. Return to TASH website.

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Friday, December 2 • 9:20am - 10:10am
From Workshop to Work: Video Case Studies of the Journey through Discovery LIMITED

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As providers look to fully comply with the HCBS rule, many innovative models are being piloted to assess effectiveness in supporting individuals engaged in sheltered workshops to transition to competitive employment in the community. One particular pilot program adapted the Project SEARCH high school transition model for the purposes of supporting workshop-to-work transition. As part of the overall evaluation of the adapted model, this project aimed to document the individual journey of discovery through the use of video. In particular, the ability to articulate vocational strengths and self-determined career goals, a foundational goal of the pilot, was assessed over time. 1. Participants will view video case studies of project participants 2. Participants will share perceptions of the growth of the participants as documented over time 3. Participants will engage in dialogue about the benefits and limitations of the model 4. Participants will gain a general understanding of the structure of the Project SEARCH workshop-to-work model

Speakers
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Julie Christensen

Associate Director, Center for Disabilities and Development (IA UCEDD)
Julie J. Christensen, LMSW, PhD, is the Associate Director of the Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), at the University of Iowa. Prior to joining CDD in May 2016, Dr. Christensen served as the Director of Employment Programs at Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Christensen's background... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 9:20am - 10:10am
Grand B 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

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