About the Work Experience Series:
The Montana Deaf-Blind Project is pleased to announce our webinar series on work experience and employment for students with a significant impact of disability, including students with deaf-blindness. The purpose of this series is to provide teams supporting students with deaf-blindness and a significant impact of disability the tools to:
- Explore community employment as a post-school outcome for all of their students,
- Begin identifying students’ interests, skills, abilities, and support needs, and
- Identify tasks individual students could offer in employment.
The end goal of the webinar series is for teams to use the information to create an individualized work experience for a student with whom they are currently involved.
November 5, 2020 from 12-1:30 MST: Kim Norris-Scrano shared her daughter Alana’s story. Kim began thinking about employment for Alana in elementary school, identifying her strengths and interests and turning those into vocational opportunities.
December 3, 2020 from 1-2:30 MST: Montana Vocational Rehabilitation staff presented information on Pre-Employment Transition Services and how they are supporting Montana students with disabilities to prepare for a working life.
January 14, 2021 from 1-2:30 MST: Ellen Condon and Cheri Reed-Anderson will discuss using a Customized Employment strategy to think about employment for everyone…
February 11, 2021 from 12:-1:30 MST: Kim Norris-Scrano will continue the conversation about meaningful work experiences.