This is a friendly reminder that our next Inclusion for Life Presentation is Supported Decision-Making: A practical guide to alternatives to guardianship for parents and self-advocates on Tuesday, November 19 – 6:30 – 8:00 PM. I have attached a flyer that I encourage you to share with others. The workshop is appropriate for caregivers, parents of individuals with disabilities of all ages, educators, and self-advocates. We are fortunate to have Dr. Sean Swindler and Brad Linnenkamp from the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities & Kansas Center For Autism Research and Training, leading this workshop. It is very timely because Kansas has a pending Supported Decision-Making bill that will be taken up when the legislature reconvenes. This workshop is free but please sign up at this link – Supported Decision-Making Registration
Upcoming Inclusion for Life Presentations:
Due to a Families Together scheduling conflict, please note that the Special Education Law workshop scheduled for the November Inclusion for Life Presentation has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, January 21- 6:00 -8:00 PM (Please note this is an earlier and extended time). Led by Lesli Girard, Co-Executive Director of Families Together, Inc. this workshop is a must for anyone who has a school aged child/teenager with a disability. It is essential to knowing and understanding your parental rights and responsibilities related to special education.
Tuesday, February 18 – 6:30 – 8:00 PM. What is Project SEARCH? Presented by Alexandra Shaw, Community Direct Support Specialist – Project SEARCH Skills Trainer and a panel of Project SEARCH participants. It is not too early or late for individuals with disabilities and family members to come and learn about this unique and highly successful job training opportunity.
Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT) is a FREE two-day training www.familiestogetherinc.org/family-employment-awareness-training/ is a perfect opportunity for transition age youth/young adults who have disabilities, their families, educators and community members to come be inspired to think outside the box when it comes to employment and learn about services and programs that are available to support gaining and maintaining competitive integrated employment while not losing benefits.
· Part 1 – Feb. 1, 2020
· Part 2- Feb. 7, 2020
Part 1: Building the Dream of Employment
“Outside the box” job possibilities
Transition from high school
Panel of individuals who have significant support needs that are successfully employed in your communities
Part 2: Identifying and Accessing Employment Resources
Services, programs, and information to support gaining and maintaining employment
Visit with state and local adult service agencies who support individuals with disabilities
You must attend Part 1 in order to attend Part 2
Who should attend? Youth and young adults who have disabilities, families, teachers and community partners and others.
In case you missed it, this is a link to the information from Sean Smith’s Technology presentation – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Brx6CdgxSPW6P_MsaqQQSUhWHaRasCpl_OD5dkDUX40/edit