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Evidence Based Practices in Employment
June 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
It is essential for job coaches and supported employment specialists to have an understanding of evidence-based practices in employment settings. This allows us to tailor the supports we provide to meet the unique needs of individuals with disabilities and answer the complex question: What works best for whom? In this webinar, we will explore how to identify evidence-based practices in employment settings and how to make the most appropriate selection for your clients, based on their skills, support needs, strengths, and settings.
Presented by: Dr. Carly Blustein Gilson
Dr. Carly Blustein Gilson is an assistant professor of special education in the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She is the founder and faculty director of Aggie ACHIEVE, an inclusive postsecondary education program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Texas A&M University. She received her Ph.D. in special education from Vanderbilt University. Her research interests include strengthening employment-related social skills for adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD); supporting individuals and families through school-to-work transition; and vocational skills and educational team collaborations among special education teachers and paraprofessionals. Her most recent project is called the Job Coaching Academy, a comprehensive job coaching training for transition educators to learn about preparing high school students with disabilities for integrated, competitive employment.