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Family Employment Awareness Training In-Person - Garden City

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Russell Child Development Center

2735 N. Jennie Barker Rd.

Garden City, KS 67849

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FEAT is a FREE interactive training for Kansas families, youth/young adults who have disabilities, and individuals who support them.

About this event

All local and state COVID protocols will be followed.

For more than ten years, Families Together has hosted in-person FEAT trainings. We hope you will join us for this FREE two day in-person training as we share

  • information about the services, programs and supports available to support gaining and maintaining employment for youth/young adults who have disabilities, and
  • how to utilize person-centered planning to individualize the employment outcomes.

Attendees will have an opportunity to explore talents, strengths and interests using person-centered planning to discover outside the box job possibilities.

Training will be from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. both days.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Session 1: Building the Dream of Employment: “Outside the box” Job Possibilities

  • A New Path: Exploring “Outside the Box Job Possibilities” Using Supported and Customized Employment
  • Individualizing Employment Possibilities: The Family and Community's Role and Transition to Adulthood and the IEP
  • Kansas Stories of Employment Success Panel
  • Youth Breakout Session: Individualized person-centered planning with youth

Friday, April 29, 2022

Session 2: Identifying and Accessing Employment Resources

Overview of the services, programs, supports and other information to support gaining and maintaining employment

  • You Don’t Have to Do It Alone: Supports Available for Employees
  • Working and Maintaining Needed Benefits
  • Agencies and Resources Panel
  • Youth Breakout Session: Individualized person-centered planning with youth

Employment is possible for youth/young adults who have disabilities!

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 who have Disabilities

  • gain knowledge of supports and services
  • brainstorm possible employment options
  • 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 youth
  • 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
  • learn about “outside the box” customized employment possibilities

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 adults, increasing successful transition to adulthood and family involvement
  • meet representatives from various employment resources in your community
  • learn more how to support students with various needs to be competitively employed
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Location

Russell Child Development Center

2735 N. Jennie Barker Rd.

Garden City, KS 67849

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Families Together is Kansas’ federally designated Parent Training & Information Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F). We provide support for families and their children who have disabilities, and/or special health care needs.

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