Overcoming Barriers to Employment Summit For Job Seekers with Disabilities
WHAT: 1-day Conference
WHEN: Friday, September 5th
TIME: 8:30-2:30 pm
WHERE: Shoreline Community College, 9000 Building, 16101 Greenwood Ave N., Shoreline, WA 98133
The conference goal is to assist job seekers with disabilities as they navigate their road to employment. Attendees will have an opportunity to attend workshops led by experts in the field and connect with valuable community resources. Lunch provided.
How DVR Can Help You Find A Job
• Job Search On The Internet
• Secrets To A Successful Interview
• Supported Employment
• Job Accommodations & Assistive Technology
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required. Register at: http://overcoming.bpt.me or Brown Paper Tickets: 800.838.3006. To request reasonable accommodations for this event please call 206.546.4545.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CYRUS HABIB
Representative Habib has dedicated his career to serving and advocating for the needs of diverse communities. Cyrus has served on the Bellevue Human Services Commission and on the King County Civil Rights Commission. An advocate for the disabled, he has testified before Congress on the need to redesign paper currency to enable the visually impaired to distinguish among different denominations. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Committee on Technology and Economic Development. Representative Habib also serves on the Business and Financial Services Committee, the Transportation Committee, and the Rules Committee. In addition, he is the Community Relations Liaison for Perkins Coie, and teaches law at Seattle University.
Career Development for Youth and Adults with Disabilities
WHAT: Web Course through TRN, Inc.
WHEN: Oct 15-28, 2014
This 2-week, 18-hour web training can be accessed on-demand from any internet-connected computer. It focuses on developing career paths through innovative vocational assessment, career development skills, and vocational profiling for youth and adults with disabilities. Topics include self-determination, the discovery process, and situational assessments. We also discuss entry jobs versus dream jobs, self-employment, career exploration strategies, self-presentation, and more.
The course is facilitated by Rob Hoffman, a well-known consultant who has taught extensively on the employment of people with disabilities. Career Development is a key component of preparing youth and adults for job success. Learn about supporting people in discovering and enhancing job interests and talents, and how to help people develop job search tools and represent themselves to employers with confidence. Essential training for transition staff, job coaches, and other vocational rehabilitation and supported employment professionals.
Registration is $159 US. Group rates available. Credit cards and purchase orders accepted, but payment must be received for enrollment. Successful completers receive a certificate. Download the course log free at:
Adaptive Yoga NEW at the IMA this Fall!
Adaptive yoga classes are smaller than traditional classes, allowing for a more hands-on approach. Yoga poses are adapted for people with physical limitations due to a range of conditions (paralysis, amputation, MS, stroke, etc.) Classes incorporate breathing exercises and relaxation/meditation. Participants may practice in a sturdy chair (provided), thick mat (provided), wheelchair, or their own yoga mat. Offered on Thursdays, October 9-December 4 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Instructor Julie Fournier is a registered yoga teacher who studies adaptive yoga under Matthew Sanford, and is part of Adaptive Yoga Northwest. Fee is $54.
Mental Health Clinic at Hall Health, Fall 2014
Please visit the current listing of therapy and support groups offered by the Mental Health Clinic at Hall Health.