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Employment First E-Newsletter
March 2019 
In this issue... 
  • Training 
  • Webinars
  • Save the date
  • Stay in  Touch
Upcoming training - register now!

The Nuts and Bolts of SSI and SSDI
March 14 and 15 or
May 15 and 16
UMass Medical School, Shrewsbury
Cost: Free


Strategies for Discovery and Career Planning
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
9-4 in Marlborough
Cost: $20

This workshop will focus on strategies used to assess the job seeker's employment goals, abilities, interests and capacities. Participants will learn how to coordinate and implement person-centered planning, identify personal and family networks, develop vocational profiles and schedule and evaluate situational assessments.

Register now for upcoming webinars!
Massachusetts: Working to Solve the Transportation Challenge
Wednesday, March 20 10-11:30
Cost: Free

Transportation is often identified as one of the primary barriers to employment for people with disabilities. The good news is that Massachusetts is undertaking a number of efforts to expand options for those who experience transportation challenges. Attendees at this webinar will learn about a variety of strategies for addressing transportation challenges. As part of the webinar, staff from MassMobility will share how they support efforts for expanded transportation options in Massachusetts. Attendees will receive a variety of practical resources. Join us to expand your knowledge of transportation options to support employment success.
Presenters: David Hoff, Institute for Community Inclusion; Rachel Fichtenbaum, Jenna Henning, MassMobility

Save the Date
Statewide Employment Conference
June 11

ICI and the MA Department of Developmental Services are partnering to offer a statewide employment conference for providers and DDS staff. Be sure to save this date on your calendar!
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Boston, MA 02125