Due to popular demand, IT’S EMPLOYMENT is launching its training series again. It is designed to support vocational rehabilitation staff and related partners in the supporting improved employment services and outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities who receive services through vocational rehabilitation agencies.

This training series is self-paced, with online training modules that have been developed based on research and promising practices. Each module is equivalent to two hours of learning and CRC credits will be provided. Participants can take just one module, a few or all depending on their professional development needs. A new topic will be offered each month and will be available for one month. Facilitator guides for each course will be available to support group learning and discussions.

These courses are offered free of charge but registrations is required. Registration is now open. Once you register for one module you will be able to access all subsequent modules as they are made available.

Upcoming Trainings

Register for all upcoming trainings listed below here:

Competitive Integrated Employment Approaches (including Supported Employment, Customized Employment and Self Employment) (October 2021)

Establishing Competitive Integrated Employment opportunities for people with disabilities does not occur through a one-size fits all approach and will depending on the needs, interests, and strengths of your job seekers. This module will provide overviews and resources for Customized Employment, Supported Employment, and Self-employment.

Approved for 2 general CRC credits

Supporting Self-determination, Informed Choice and Dignity of Risk (November, 2021)

Self-determination, informed choice, and dignity of risk are integral components of effective and authentic person-centered employment planning with your clients with intellectual disabilities. This session will include strategies and resources on how to support the development and inclusion of these components in case management.

Approved for 1 ethics & 1 general CRC credit

Family Engagement and Employment Success (December 2021)

People with intellectual disabilities often have highly involved families and care givers in their lives. This module will address ways to include families in the employment development process, while continuing to maintain a focus on self-determination and person-centered planning. Supporting employment services and outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities 

Approved for 1 ethics & 1 general CRC credit


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