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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion,” shows the resilience of individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Conference attendees will celebrate their passion for disability rights, civil rights, and human rights while exploring inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs. Return to TASH website.

Wednesday, December 13 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Guided Group Discovery: Successful Employment through Partnerships LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Guided Group Discovery (GGD) is a set of strategies that can benefit any job seeker who faces barriers to employment. GGD is a universal design approach that is very effective for people with disabilities. It is used in partnership with a number of systems, so that people can receive support through multiple agencies at the same time, as needed. Youth and adults with disabilities, for example, can engage in Guided Group Discovery that is supported by any combination of agencies, including vocational rehabilitation, developmental disabilities, behavioral health, the public workforce system, Centers for Independent Living, community rehabilitation agencies, foster care agencies, homeless services providers, and others. This provides more support for job seekers and enables agencies to leverage each other's resources. LEAD Center staff will discuss the pilot projects it has supported that used Guided Group Discovery in American Job Centers (also known as One-Stop Career Centers) in collaboration with a variety of partners. These strategies are similar to more traditional facilitated Discovery, in that they serve as an alternative assessment tool that identifies the strengths and ideal conditions of employment for job seekers with and without disabilities. GGD assists people in securing and maintaining employment by supporting them in small groups to create their own individual blueprint to guide their job search process. GDD, like other forms of Discovery, serves as the cornerstone for customized employment, which increasingly is being used as a universal design approach by workforce development professionals.

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Nancy Boutot

National Disability Institute
Customized Employment, Discovery, Social Security Work Incentives, living with depression
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Rebecca Salon

LEAD Center and DC Department on Disability Services

Wednesday December 13, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
M301 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (19)