Think Possible! Employment Webinar Series

Welcome to Think Possible!, a four-part employment training series developed for service coordinators who work with the Birth to 3 Program, the Children’s Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program, and the Children’s Community Options Program (CCOP). Think Possible! was developed to help service coordinators support the children, youth, and parents they work with every day to develop and achieve the goal of working in the community.

Who is this training for?

Although Think Possible! was designed for service coordinators in the Birth to 3 Program, the CLTS Waiver Program, and CCOP; other professionals who work with children and youth with delays and disabilities and their families will also find the information beneficial. Families may also find the training helpful for understanding competitive integrated employment and how service professionals can help them with this important goal.

About this training:

The training has four parts:

  • Part One: The Case for Competitive Integrated Employment
  • Part Two: Supporting Competitive Integrated Employment
  • Part Three: Coordinating Employment Services and Supports
  • Part Four: Final Exam and Certificate of Completion

The first three parts have learning activities, including a webinar and quiz. Plan to spend an average of 30 minutes for each part. In the last part of this training, you will take a final test. To successfully complete the training and receive the certificate of completion, you must complete the test with a passing score. The certificate of completion will be available to download and print once you pass the final test.

Part One: The Case for Competitive Integrated Employment

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the employment experiences of youth and families.
  • List five components of competitive, integrated employment.
  • Apply strategies to encourage families and youth to consider competitive, integrated employment possibilities.
  • Identify behaviors that lead to competitive, integrated employment.
  • Describe things you can do to increase competitive, integrated employment.

Learning Activities (30 minutes)

Part Two: Supporting Competitive Integrated Employment

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize key building blocks of successful employment planning.
  • Learn how to engage families in developing employment goals and connect to community resources.
  • Describe activities youth and families can do to enhance employment development during childhood and teen years.
  • Identify ways to explore career development across the lifespan.

Learning Activities (30 minutes)

Part Three: Coordinating Employment Services and Supports

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the role of community partners who can assist youth in achieving competitive, integrated employment.
  • Describe ways you can work with families and youth to achieve goals after high school.
  • Identify resources on inclusion, transition, and training and leadership opportunities to share with youth and families.

Learning Activities (30 minutes)

Part Four: Final Exam and Certificate of Completion

Congratulations on completing parts one, two, and three. You are now ready to put your knowledge to the test. Complete the final test with a passing score of 80% or higher to receive an official certificate of completion for this training.

Learning Activity (30 minutes)

Part Four: Final Exam and Certificate

Resources

 

 

This training was developed in partnership with Shannon Webb, associate with inControl Wisconsin, with funding from the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD).

Last Revised: July 10, 2019