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Thursday, December 3 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Meaningful Employment for Significant Challenges FULL

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When supporting a job-seeker with high support needs, many of the stakeholders often back away from pursuing community employment because they cannot imagine a successful placement without the use of high-cost technology and supervision. In this session, we will focus on meaningful, community-based (and perhaps surprising) jobs across various industries and the utilization of low-cost, low-tech accommodations to meet significant needs and foster confidence, autonomy, and independence. OBJECTIVES: Utilizing accommodations and technology to support individuals on the job -- this is the focus, so demonstrating the use of low-cost accommodations, and utilizing technology that is accessible to all skill levels. Supporting individuals with the most significant disabilities -- the secondary focus of this talk is identifying unique, meaningful jobs found among various industries and some of the low-cost accommodations put in place for successful employment. Effective person-centered planning and assessment -- part of the presentation focuses on reviewing past assessments or volunteer work, as well as person-centered planning and the impact on effective and personalized accommodations. The Breakout Session format will focus on several jobs (community-based, more than minimum wage, 16+ hours/week) performed by individuals with significant needs, and their effective accommodations in various industries (as to be universally applicable to the audience), as well as how those jobs meet employer need. Overall learning objectives include: 1. Greater confidence in supporting individuals with significant needs in job development. 2. Ability to identify barriers to independence and simpler solutions to overcome them. 3. Valuing the resources provided by other stakeholders.

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nicholas von pless

Supported Employment Manager, Community Access Services
When my team isn't out advocating for employment, you can find me riding my bike, playing guitar and bass in bands around town, brewing beer, or planning my next vacation!

Thursday December 3, 2015 3:20pm - 4:10pm PST
Sunstone 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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