Innovation and technology have opened up new avenues to self-employment. But is self-employment realistic for people with disabilities, especially those receiving benefits or those who may not have independent resources to hire staff? IIDC’s Center on Community Living and Careers (CCLC) will help answer those questions in two upcoming information and training events for youth and adults with disabilities and their supporters.
Sponsored by the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, the ABCs of Self-Employment will be offered twice in October via Zoom. Participants can choose to attend either October 7 or October 14, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Eastern Time. During this introductory event, participants will hear from Hoosiers with disabilities who are successfully navigating the world of self-employment. For more information see the IU Calendar listing for the October 7 session or the October 14th session.
Youth and adults as well as their supporters who are interested in diving deeper into business plans, funding, marketing, benefits, and making it all work, are invited to attend the Road to Self-Employment. This free, two-day training is also sponsored by the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities and will take place on Zoom November 3-4, from 10 a.m. to noon, Eastern Time. See the IU Calendar listing for more information or to register.
Trainings are free but registration is required.
Indiana employment and transition professionals, please share this information with individuals and families you support!
For more information, see the CCLC Self-Employment webpage, which also features handouts and self-employment resources to complement the information sessions.