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Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT)

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Lansing Special Education Administrative Building

210 E. Mary

Lansing, Kansas 66043

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A FREE two-day training designed for families, young adults who have significant support needs, and the professionals who support them.

June 2 - Part 1: BUILDING THE DREAM OF EMPLOYMENT

  • “Outside the box” job possibilities

  • Transition from high school

  • Meet individuals have disabilities who are successfully employed

June 10 - Part 2: IDENTIFYING AND ACCESSING EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

  • Services, programs, and information to support gaining and maintaining employment

  • Antidiscrimination laws

  • Visit with state and local adult service agencies who support individuals with disabilities

Employment is possible for young adults who have disabilities!

A two-day training designed for families, their young adults who have significant support needs, and the professionals who support them

The goals of FEAT are to

  • Increase expectations for competitive employment of the young adult with a disability

  • Increase knowledge of state and federal resources to support the employment of the young adult

Benefits to Students, Families, Schools, and Teachers

Youth and Young adults with disabilities

  • gain knowledge of supports and services,

  • brainstorm possible employment options and discuss support needs with peers

  • learn self-advocacy skills related to employment

  • gain an understanding of disability disclosure

Families

  • increase understanding of transition to employment and knowledge of resources to support post-secondary employment of their child

  • network with other families going through transition

  • meet representatives from various employment resources in your community

  • plan for transition and employment meetings

  • participate in follow-up technical assistance meetings

  • Schools

  • receive free, up-to-date, in-service training for special education teachers and staff

Teachers

  • gain knowledge of the adult service systems

  • learn about “outside the box,” customized employment possibilities

  • plan with families and young adult, increasing successful transition to adulthood and family involvement

  • meet representatives from various employment resources in your community

  • participate in follow-up technical assistance meetings to learn more about how to support students with various needs to be competitively employed

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210 E. Mary

Lansing, Kansas 66043

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