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Meaningful Writing: Capturing Strengths and Ideal Conditions of Employment
September 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
There is an ever-expanding demand from the vocational rehabilitation system to communicate, through written reports, the strengths, capacities, abilities, and preferences of the people we serve. Sounds simple. But the reality is, writing can be a bit of a challenge for most people. Even more so, how can we capture and document the focus person using a narrative approach? What if you were able to write a vocational profile that actually told the story about the person you are supporting in a way that you and others could visualize that person working? This webinar provides basic ideas to improve writing skills, decrease stereotypes, and use words to create pictures, with the goal that the reader will gain a better understanding of the job seeker. We will also spend some time discussing the role of lived experience in the use of marketing materials.
Doug Crandell is a subject matter expert in Customized Employment with the Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program at the US DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy. His area of expertise is using evidence-based supported employment practices to help support people with complex barriers to work. He works at the Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia and is a Senior Consultant for Griffin-Hammis Associates.