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Building Self Advocacy Through Employment

Building Self Advocacy Through Employment
In this session, we will explore ways to build self-advocacy through employment services. Six self-advocates will share examples and strategies for practices that empower people with disabilities to ask for what they need and want for a successful career. This can include how career choices are offered during discovery, engaging natural supports, asking for career advancement, and even being an advocate for systems change and legislative issues.
Learning Objectives:
• Work-related ways employment providers can build self-advocacy skills
• How to lead from behind as a job coach so the client is driving the advocacy
• What resources and opportunities exist in communities (self-advocacy groups, connecting to legislative advocacy, workplace Diversity Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee participation)

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Kari Tietjen

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