The Center for Community Living and Careers (CCLC) at the Indiana Institute is collaborating with IN*SOURCE, Indiana’s parent training and information center, to deliver Family Employment Awareness Trainings (FEAT) to Hoosier families, their young adults with disabilities, and the professionals who support them. This new training series, which begins next year, is sponsored by the AWS Foundation.
CCLC and IN*SOURCE will host the first of the 2020 two-day trainings on February 22 and 28 in Fort Wayne. Indiana is one of five states offering FEAT as a way to increase expectations and support for competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities.
FEAT training is designed to increase family, student, and professional knowledge of state, federal, and community resources that support employment. Topics covered will include:
- Indiana’s Employment First policy
- “Outside the box” employment possibilities
- Success stories
- Family/parent role in supporting employment
- Transition to adulthood (healthcare, work, postsecondary education/training)
- Employee and employer resources
- Services, programs, and information to support gaining and maintaining employment
- Antidiscrimination laws.
Register now for FEAT in Fort Wayne, February 22 and 28, 2020.