Rural Job Development
National APSE is pleased to Welcome Cary Griffin, CEO of Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc. for an engaging professional development webinar on rural job development techniques. Job Development is an art that requires one to adapt to many different situations, particularly in rural communities. The difficulties that one faces assisting job seekers with in communities with fewer businesses, small populations, and limited transportation options can be overwhelming. Cary Griffin will share techniques for successful rural job development that he has put into practice with job seekers he has successfully assisted in obtain employment.
Presenter: Cary Griffin is CEO of Griffin-Hammis Associates. Currently, Cary manages over 2 dozen nationally distributed projects related to Customized Employment implementation and training, systems change, and microenterprise. He is the co-author of; Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities and The Job Developer’s Handbook. Cary is also the Board Chair for the Center for Social Capital that oversees the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation’s Microloan Fund.
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APSE is proud to partner with The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) to offer a series of FREE Employment First webinars.
Check back soon for information about the 4th webinar.
Listen to the first three webinars in the series:
June 2016 Webinar. Funding and Support for Competitive Integrated Employment
This third of five webinars focused on funding streams to support Employment First efforts and creating an infrastructure to provide competitive integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The session focused on how Medicaid funding, state developmental disability services, and foundation and charitable funding can create and sustain competitive integrated employment opportunities. Participants heard directly from state developmental disability department personnel, providers, and foundation leaders who have and are continuing to work to create the opportunities for competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities. Click here to listen to the webinar.
March 2016 Webinar. Success Stories: What is Possible in the World of Employment First? This second of five webinars provided participants with three examples of Employment First practices from around the country. These rural, urban, and suburban examples will highlight programs that have helped people with a wide range of disabilities, from intellectual to mental health disabilities, from complex physical to sensory disabilities, to move from no work or limited work to competitive integrated employment. Participants heard directly from service providers, researchers, policy makers, and people with disabilities. Click here to listen to the webinar.
December 2015 Webinar. This session covered the history and context of the Employment First initiative and how it fits into the goals of people with disabilities and their families. Click here to listen to the webinar.
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