PACER Center is offering “Work is Possible: Understanding the Emerging Landscape of Employment,” a free workshop for parents of transition-age youth (10th grade and older) with disabilities. It is on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Burnhaven Library, 1100 W. County Road 42, in Burnsville, Minn. Advance registration is required.
The landscape for employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities is changing. This workshop will address common misconceptions about employment services and supports for individuals with disabilities, and will provide the opportunity for parents to learn about the value of a working life for their son or daughter. Topics will include benefits planning, Minnesota’s Employment First movement, and the state’s Olmstead Plan.
To register, call PACER at (952) 838-9000. In Greater Minnesota, call (800) 537-2237 (toll free) or visit PACER.org.
This workshop is being conducted through an innovative partnership between PACER, Minnesota APSE, NAMI Minnesota, Arc Minnesota, Arc Greater Twin Cities, The Autism Society of Minnesota, and Minnesota’s Employment First Coalition.
PACER Center is a parent center for families of children and young adults with any disability. PACER provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.