The goals of our Family Employment Awareness Trainings (FEAT) are to increase expectations for competitive employment and increase knowledge of local, state and federal resources to support the employment of the youth/young adult who has disabilities.
You must attend Part 1 in order to attend Part 2
FEAT is provided free of charge to Kansas youth/young adults who have disabilities, families and professionals – lunch, training materials, and a resource flash drive are provided to attendees.
- FEAT and state policy supporting employment of persons with disabilities;
- Different possibilities for employment and a spotlight on success stories of Kansans with disabilities;
- The family/parent role in supporting employment; and,
- School and healthcare transitions.
This all-day training will include lecture, small-group activities, a youth/young adult break-out session on brainstorming your passion and job development, and an afternoon featuring panels with guests from your community:
- Employees with disabilities working in integrated and competitive environments;
- Employers and managers who support employees with disabilities; and,
- Entrepreneurs with disabilities who own their own businesses.
- On-the-job support resources for employees and employers:
- Federal and state funding, services, benefits, programs, and organizations related to employment; and,
- Federal and state anti-discrimination laws.
This all-day training will include lecture, small-group activities, a youth/young adult break-out session on self-advocacy and disability disclosure, and an afternoon featuring panels with representatives who will provide an overview of the services they offer including:
- Funding sources (e.g., cash assistance, grants, waivers, work incentives);
- Service programs and agencies (e.g., rehabilitation services, workforce centers); and,
- Information organizations (e.g., business start-up, assistive technology).