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Ensuring Equitable Access to VR Services: Innovative Strategies for Engaging Underserved Youth - 9/22/2020

Time: Sep 22, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: Innovation is key when working with youth and young adults with disabilities in their journey to employment and increased independence, as is building partnerships with other youth service professionals and employers. Join us to learn more about what several state VR agencies are doing, with the assistance of Y-TAC, to motivate and support disengaged youth with disabilities as they progress toward “adulting”, independence, and work. Strategies to be highlighted include peer mentoring, cross-agency staff training, and learning labs that increase youth voice to inform systems change.

By the end of this webinar, participants will have:

         Increased awareness of effective partnership strategies that lead to better engagement of youth who have traditionally been disconnected from school and work;

         Increased knowledge of innovative methods that lead to increased employment outcomes for youth receiving VR services; and

         Increased awareness of key concepts youth service professionals can use to motivate young people to fully participate in the systems and programs designed to support them.

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