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Free family workshops about employment for youth with developmental disabilities

Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT) is designed for families, their young adults (age 14 – 21) with developmental disabilities, and the professionals who support them. FEAT is presented by family support staff of the Sherlock Center on Disabilities. All are family members of people with disabilities and have years of experience in supporting individuals and families in their transition from school to employment. There is no cost to attend!

Online series: March 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2021; 3:30-5:00 PM

Click here to register.

Families are encouraged to attend all sessions of this four-part series, but it is not required. This is an interactive training. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and ask questions. The training sessions will not be recorded.

Each session will be a live, interactive training using ZOOM. Advance registration is required. If you would like paper copies of the training handouts, please make your request in the registration form at least two weeks in advance of the first session. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for using Zoom and details for joining the sessions.

SESSION 1: March 9, 3:30–5:00 PM

Building the Dream of Employment (Part 1)

  • Introduction to Employment in RI
  • Panel of Youth successfully employed in RI

SESSION 2: March 16, 3:30–5:00 PM

Building the Dream of Employment (Part 2)

  • Supported and Customized Employment
  • Hear more possibilities!

SESSION 3: March 23, 3:30–5:00 PM –

Planning the Transition to Employment

  • Role of the Family in Planning for Employment
  • School Role in Planning for Employment (Transition IEP)

SESSION 4: March 30, 3:30–5:00 PM

Accessing Adult Supports for Employment

  • Office of Rehabilitation and Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Related Supports

For questions related to FEAT, contact:
Claire Rosenbaum, crosenbaum@ric.edu
Iraida Diaz Williams (Bilingual English/Spanish), iwilliams@ric.edu

Elaine Sollecito
Email: esollecito@ric.edu
Phone: (401) 456-2764
TTY via RI Relay:
711 or (800) 745-5555
Spanish via RI Relay:
711 or (866) 355-9241
Fax: (401) 456-8150

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