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Employment First E-Newsletter
May 2017
New webinars from ICI 
Putting Positive Behavioral Supports to Work in Employment
Friday, May 26
9:30-11:00 AM

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Helping individuals with more significant behavioral support needs to reach their employment goals can be challenging. Come to learn and to share as we all work to bring positive behavioral supports into the workplace. 

Chris White, the executive director of Road to Responsibility, Inc., has been a leader in informing the DDS community about this important initiative. He and his colleagues will provide an overview of positive behavioral supports, and specifically, how these intervention strategies can be applied in the workplace. Examples and individual stories will be shared, and attendees will engage in discussion and seek advice and recommendations.

This webinar is offered free to charge. Register today!
Making the Best Impression: Using Visual Resumes for Success
Thursday, June 29
9:30-11:00 AM

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Visual and video resumes are innovative tools that can portray job seekers' versatility, individuality, and capabilities to employers in a creative and powerful way.
This webinar features Dennis Cleary from the Nisonger Center at Ohio State University, and Kristen Piccolo from the Pathways to Careers Program at WORK, Inc. in Dorchester, MA. Both use visual resumes extensively in their work. They will share examples, explain how to develop and produce visual resumes, and show how these tools can be used directly with employers. Join us for what promises to be an inspiring and practical event!

This webinar is offered free to charge. Register now at http://employmentfirstma.org/providertraining/.
Upcoming training offered by the Disability Law Center
Employment and Benefits Training
Friday, June 30
9:30 AM-3:00 PM
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place
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Learn how to avoid problems with SSI/SSDI when you go back to work, your rights when applying for a job, and how to get the accommodations you need.
Conference presentations now available 
Looking for information or presentation materials from the fall conference, Building on Success: Expanding Employment Opportunities? They are now available at EmploymentFirstMA.org.
New resources on community life engagement
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Check out the briefs on community life engagement from ThinkWork. High-Quality Community Life Engagement: Four Guideposts for Success presents a set of key principles that states and providers can use as they design services and supports. The site includes promising practices as well at briefs on each of the CLE guideposts. 
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