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Customized Employment: Your Questions Answered

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Event Details:

Recorded Date: October 21, 2021

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free to attend. Registration is Required.

CRC Credits: 1 CRC credit available

    About this Event:

    Watch our discussion about the latest happenings in Customized Employment.  We provided a broad overview of many foundational topics around customized employment to help build your knowledge about this approach to connecting people with disabilities to jobs and employers to talented new team members.

    In this one-hour session, panelists answered your questions about customized employment and provided real life experiences to help you implement customized employment in your state. Panelists have extensive experience in the model and were able to share real life examples of customers who have successfully found employment as a result of the tools used through customized employment.

    Event Format:

    60-minutes of Q&A on customized employment. 

    Pre-Event Recommendation

    We highly recommend watching the Customized Employment Training Series before this webinar to get important foundational information on this topic!

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    During the prestation, our presenters will share and answer questions! After the presentation, you can still post a question for our presenters to answer!

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    Alissa Brooke

    Director of Employment Research Training Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
    Alissa Brooke has worked for the Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center since 2008. Throughout her career she has had extensive experience working in the field supporting transition-aged individuals with ASD and IDD in employment. Ms. Brooke has been devoted to developing and honing the skills and techniques required to build trusting relationships with employers, and disseminating this information to others in the field. She is focused on supporting choice, customized employment, and the use of assistive technology and behavioral supports to promote job retention. Ms. Brooke is dedicated to making contributions that support improving competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities.

    Jennifer Todd McDonough, M.S., C.R.C.

    Director of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project on Customized Employment Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
    Jennifer Todd McDonough has been a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and working in the field of employment for people with disabilities for over 20 years. Ms. McDonough is the Associate Director of Training at VCU-RRTC. She is also the Project Director for a national research and training center on employer practices of hiring and retaining employees with disabilities. Additionally, Ms. McDonough provides technical assistance and disseminates resources nationally to individuals with disabilities interested in employment. Ms. McDonough serves as the Virginia Project SEARCH Statewide Coordinator where she provides training and technical assistance to 20 sites. Throughout her career with VCU-RRTC, Ms. McDonough has worked directly with individuals with disabilities assisting them in locating employment and determining accommodation needs.

    Related Training

    Customized Employment Training Series