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Good Employment for People with Disabilities: How to make it Happen A Four Part Series held over Zoom
November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
This is a four-part workshop with each session building
on the previous. Participants must attend all sessions.
The workshop explores several topics related to
employment for people with intellectual disabilities.
Recognizing that meaningful work is one of the good
things of life, the workshop begins with an examination
of historical strategies and ideas about work. The
important role of the employment expert in effectively
supporting people on the job is examined in depth. The
Discovery process is introduced as a tool to assist
people and their supporters to identify what the person
could contribute to the workplace and what is
necessary for them to be successful. Important
considerations about planning and working with
potential employers to customize employment form the
basis of the final session. Those wishing to help
someone in their lives attain a good job will have an
opportunity to think more deeply about the steps
involved and learn from the experience of others.
Milton Tyree lives in Louisville, Kentucky and has 40
years’ experience in the design, development and
provision of supports and services centered on people
with disabilities having access to valued aspects of
everyday life. A particular area of interest has been the
ongoing struggle around people with disabilities having
good employment. Milt’s efforts have been strongly
influenced by the work of the late Dr. Marc Gold, and he
is an associate with Marc Gold & Associates (MG&A).
Additionally, the late Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger’s Social
Role Valorization (SRV) theory has been foundational in
Milt’s understanding of the importance of good
employment for people with disabilities, the reasons
this can be difficult, and considerations for addressing
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