Webinar: Using Customized Employment for Individuals with Disabilities who have Criminal Backgrounds
Tuesday: November 15, 2011
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Central)
- Abby Cooper
President, Kennedy Douglas Consulting
**This is the third of four webinars in the Offender Webinar Series: Obtaining Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities who have Criminal Backgrounds.
This webinar will cover why customized employment is an effective approach with this population. It will address how to navigate around issues and barriers, the importance of adjusting our thinking rather than who the person is, what information is needed from discovery as it pertains to offenders, and how to handle disclosure. Areas covered include:
- A discussion on how to move forward with job development, how to help the employer recognize the value of the employee will occur.
- Dealing with fear and security issues from the community will be addressed
- Stories of success will be shared
Participants will understand the effective tool customized employment can be in placing offenders with disabilities, new techniques for presenting their clients to employers and new techniques for dealing with the fear the community feels towards offenders
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