Family Advocacy Trainingsetting expectations
Parents, family members, and people close to youth, have a big impact on a child's future success and image of themselves. Family members and other supportive adults can also help identify opportunities and set expectations for what's possible for a young person.
This training provides families with tools and strategies to advocate for their child's future. The goal is to empower and strengthen families to open doors for youth with disabilities.
Module 1: Building a Positive Description
In this module you will create a positive description of your child, based on what he or she can do, and not on his or her disability.
Module 2: Overcoming Barriers to Employment
In this module, you will identify your child’s interests, skills and ideal conditions for employment so that you can support your child as he or she explores possible jobs and careers.
Part 1: Overcoming Barriers to Employment
In this training, you will identify your child’s interests, skills and ideal conditions for employment so that you can support your child as he or she explores possible jobs and careers.
Part 2: Education and Training
In this module you will learn tips and resources for planning post secondary education and training with your child.
Part 3: Overcoming Employer Concerns
In this module you will learn important facts about employing people with disabilities, along with resources to learn how to address employer concerns and your childs rights and accommodations for work.
Part 4: Job Seeking and Job Supports
In this module you will learn effective ways to look for a job, and options for support on the job.
Part 5: Overcoming Transportation Barriers
In this module, you will learn questions about transportation to consider when planning employment, different kinds of transportation options to consider, and ways to pay for transportation.
Module 3: Putting It All Together
In this module you will learn how to use the information you gathered about your child to identify career clusters and begin career exploration.