Worksupport Newsletter

Fall 2015

VCU-RRTC Webcast

Pam HinterlongCustomized Employment for Transition-Age Youth with Physical Disabilities

Presenters: Pam Hinterlong & Stephanie Lau

Stephanie LauOct 29 | 2:00 - 2:45 pm ET

This webcast will review the components of Customized Employment (CE) as an intervention to improve the employment outcomes of transition-aged youth with physical disabilities. The presenter will share case study examples that illustrate the use of Discovery, customized job development, and employment proposal and individualized job site supports as components of customized employment.

Register Online (Registration is free.)

VCU ACE Webcast

Emily IllandDrawing a Blank (Part 1)

Presenter: Emily Illand

Nov 10 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm ET

Drawing a Blank I - Readers on the autism spectrum who can decode well but don’t understand are experiencing what amounts to a reading disability. Because of features of ASD, these readers face unique challenges and need specialized intervention. Join us to learn what research tells us about this problem AND evidence-based solutions to try. Emily Iland, M.A. is an award-winning author, advocate, researcher, and leader in the autism field. She is the mother of a young man with ASD and brings personal experience and insight to her professional roles.

Register Online (Free for Virginia residents. All others $20.)

VCU Autism Center for ExcellenceVCU-ACE website screenshot

VCU-ACE is proud to announce our new, improved website. The website has been remodeled to better serve the needs of our viewers. The website has been reformatted so that it may be viewed on cell phones and tablets. Web pages have been changed to make them easier to navigate. This website will easily hold the growing resources the VCU-ACE continues to offer in the way of the how to video series, webcasts, seminars, and online courses. Check it out

Center on Transition Innovations

Fast Fact: Work-Based Learning for Students with Disabilities

CTI Fast Fact Work-based learning experiences for students with disabilities are supervised, school-coordinated activities which provide opportunities for students to achieve employment related competencies in a workplace environment. These activities extend the classroom into the workplace and are related to students’ career interests and program of study. Work-based learning experiences involve assessment of students’ interests, aptitudes, and abilities while learning about career possibilities. These experiences can also increase the likelihood of employment and community integration for students with disabilities when they become adults, help to teach 21st century workplace readiness skills, and support national and state initiatives. Read this Fast Fact | CTI Publications

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Online Events calendar

Oct 29 - Customized Employment for Transition-Age Youth with Physical Disabilities Webcast

Nov 10 - Drawing a Blank (Part 1) Webcast

Nov 18 - Accessing Information on Employment by Individuals with TBI: Facebook as a KT Strategy webcast

Dec 8 - Drawing a Blank (Part II) webcast

Jan 12 - Understanding Autism as an Information Processing Disorder

Feb 9 - Strategies to Improve Processing in Students with ASD

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