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Information, resources and research about work and disability issues
June 2006 | Visit Worksupport.com

Upcoming Webcasts

Nancy Brooks-Lane Date:  06/13/2006
Title:  Achieving Customized Employment Outcomes Using Diversified Funding
Presenter:  Nancy Brooks Lane

To maximize resources for the customers with whom we work we need to "Think outside of the box" regarding blending funding, utilizing generic services, and tapping into other community options. It is also beneficial to think about using existing provider funding more creatively. This webcast will discuss specific situations where this has been done. Learn more & Register for the Webcast


Spinal Cord Injury and Employment DVD

Spinal Cord Injury DVD This is a 2 hour post production of a live telecast. The telecast focused on information and strategies on employment following spinal cord injury to include: job search skills, the impact of work on Social Security benefits, strategies for finding housing for people with disabilities, available assistive technology, and the future outlook of employment for individuals with SCI. Place your order online.


Free Archived Webcast

ACE-IT! Student Views on Expanding Academic & Career Supports for College Students with Disabilities

Liz Getzel This is a free archived webcast. Academic and Career Exploration-Individualized Techniques! (ACE-IT!) uses a supported education approach to provide individualized services to students with disabilities. VCU college graduates share their experiences with the program developed at VCU and what services and supports were particularly useful in reaching their career goals. Learn about the importance of this program in higher education and how to promote success using an array of supports for students with physical and neurological disabilities. View the free ACE-IT webcast archive.


Upcoming Online Webcourses

Supported Employment Web-based Certificate Series Begins August 7, 2006

This online course provides an extensive overview of supported employment and how to facilitate competitive jobs for individuals with significant disabilities. There will be 6 lessons posted every 2 weeks. Lesson topics include:

  • Federal Policy and Overview Customer Profile,
  • Marketing and Job Development,
  • Job-Site Support,
  • Special Topics,
  • and Long Term Supports & Funding.

Access this information any time of the day to complete the assignments. Approximately 6-8 hours should be allowed per lesson for course completion. Earn 3.5 CEUs or 35 CRCs, and a certificate of completion. Cost: $250 per individual. Find Out More and Register Online


Supported Competitive Employment for Individuals with Mental Illness - Begins August 14, 2006

This online course provides an extensive overview of supported competitive employment for individuals with mental illness. There will be 6 lessons posted every 2 weeks. Sessions will include information on these important topics:

  • Overview and Values Base,
  • Building Relationships with Business, Establishing a Career Direction,
  • Locating Work Opportunities,
  • Employment Support,
  • Funding & Other Topics.

Earn 3.5 CEUs or 35 CRCs, and a certificate of completion. Cost: $250 per individual. Find Out More and Register Online