Webinar: Increasing the Expectation of Employment through the use of Discovery and Customized Work Experiences for Students with a Significant Impact of Disability including Deaf-Blindness
June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This webinar will discuss:
– How to start the conversation about employment with a student, their team and family when work hasn’t been an expectation;
– Identify activities for Discovery to get to know the student;
– Translate what you observe and learn into tasks, supports and individual features of a work experience to set that student up for success.
Presenter: Ellen Condon, M.Ed.
Ellen Condon, M.Ed. is the Transition Projects and the Montana Deaf-Blind Project Co-Director at the University of Montana’s Rural Institute on Disabilities where she has worked since 1996 on Transition and Employment for youth with significant disabilities. She is also a consultant with Marc Gold & Associates (MG&A) and works part time for the National Center on Deaf-Blindness. Ellen has worked in the field of Developmental Disabilities since 1986. Prior to coming to Montana her experiences included hands-on service delivery, program development and program management in community residential and supported employment programs. She received her Master’s degree in Special Education from Boston College in 1990 after completing course work in Transition and Supported Employment. At the Rural Institute she has served as the Principal Investigator and Project Director for numerous Federal and state-funded grants. She has provided technical assistance, training, and on-site support to schools, agencies, and individuals and families predominantly in the areas of customized employment, transition, and systematic instruction.