Family Employment Awareness Training

November 2021 Virtual Family Employment Awareness Training

Kansas Family Employment Awareness Training VIRTUALFEAT is a FREE interactive training for Kansas families, youth/young adults who have disabilities, and individuals who support them.

About this event

For more than ten years, Families Together has hosted in-person FEAT trainings. This year we are excited to offer a new interactive virtual format. We hope you will join us for this FREE training as we share
  • information about the services, programs and supports available to support gaining and maintaining employment for youth/young adults who have disabilities, and
  • how to utilize person-centered planning to individualize the employment outcomes.

Attendees will have an opportunity to explore talents, strengths and interests using person-centered planning to discover outside the box job possibilities. Families who attend five sessions will receive a gift card.

All sessions will be from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Building the Dream of Employment: “Outside the box” Job Possibilities

  • November 2 – Session 1: A New Path: Exploring “Outside the Box Job Possibilities” Using Supported and Customized Employment
  • November 4 – Session 2: Individualizing Employment Possibilities: The Family and Community’s Role and Transition to Adulthood and the IEP
  • November 9 – Session 3: Kansas Stories of Employment Success Panel
  • November 15 – Bonus Youth & Family Session: Individualized person-centered planning with youth and their family members who attend Sessions 1-3 . Youth who attend sessions 1-3 and the bonus session will receive a gift card.

Identifying and Accessing Employment Resources

Overview of the services, programs, supports and other information to support gaining and maintaining employment

  • November 16 – Session 4: You Don’t Have to Do It Alone: Supports Available for Employees
  • November 18 – Session 5: Working and Maintaining Needed Benefits
  • November 22 – Session 6: Agencies and Resources Panel

Employment is possible for youth/young adults who have disabilities!

The goals of FEAT are to:

  • Increase expectations for competitive employment of the young adult with a disability
  • Increase knowledge of state and federal resources to support the employment of the young adult

Benefits to Students, Families, Schools, and Teachers

Youth and Young Adults who have Disabilities

  • gain knowledge of supports and services
  • brainstorm possible employment options
  • learn self-advocacy skills related to employment
  • gain an understanding of disability disclosure


  • increase understanding of transition to employment and knowledge of resources to support post-secondary employment of their youth
  • network with other families going through transition
  • meet representatives from various employment resources in your community
  • plan for transition and employment meetings
  • participate in follow-up technical assistance meetings
  • learn about “outside the box” customized employment possibilities


  • receive free, up-to-date, in-service training for special education teachers and staff


  • gain knowledge of the adult service systems
  • learn about “outside the box” customized employment possibilities
  • plan with families and young adults, increasing successful transition to adulthood and family involvement
  • meet representatives from various employment resources in your community
  • learn more how to support students with various needs to be competitively employed

The event is finished.


Nov 22 2021


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Families Together


Families Together is here to assist all Kansas families and transition age youth who have disabilities and/or special healthcare needs ages birth-26.

(316) 945-7747
3033 West 2nd Street, Room 122
Wichita, KS 67203

(785) 233-4777
5611 Southwest Barrington Court South, Suite 120
Topeka, KS 66614-2489

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