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The 18th Employment Supports Symposium
Symposium Info

Networks for Training and Development, Inc., in conjunction with Philadelphia DBHIDS, proudly presents

The 18th Employment Supports Symposium: "Getting to Work"

May 16 & 17, 2018 at the Convene Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Mezzanine Level, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join us in a call to action, in which we will reflect on the values, purposes, associated with the core of our employment efforts. Our event will include employment best practices, innovative tools, strategies, tips, and techniques that will move employment forward in our region. We will also emphasize current policies and trends that impact employment services in Philadelphia, the state of Pennsylvania, and beyond!

Get more info and register for this year's event here!

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Day One

Day One

May 16, 2018

(Light Refreshments will be available ALL DAY)

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration - Reception area

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Welcome
(Shauna Roman - Networks for Training and Development, Inc. & Denise Taylor-Patterson - Philadelphia IDS)

Keynote "Getting to Work"
(Emmanuel Jenkins - We Stand 4 Something)

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Get Out of the Box & Into the Community
(Emmanuel Jenkins - We Stand 4 Something)

Interagency Collaboration & Family Engagement
(Kelly Arnold & Nancy Richey - PA ODP) 

Achieving Transition Outcomes Through P.E.T.S.!
(Larry Russock - St. John's Community Services; Kati Salvati & Chelsea Lutts - SPIN, Inc.)

Segregated & Exploited - Part I
(Cheryl Bates-Harris - TASC of NDRN)

Business Partnership Strategies (Pt. I)
(Rob Hoffman - Employment Analytics) 

**Relaxation Room**

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Moving Pennsylvania Forward With #IWantToWork
(Lewis Hall & William Del Toro Vargas - #IWantToWork)

Urban Youth-Employment Services for Culturally Diverse Students
(Carrie Stolzfus - Mastery Charter School; Meghan Stephens - Community Integrated Services)

Business Partnership Strategies (Pt. II)
(Rob Hoffman - Employment Analytics)

OVR: An Opportunity for Success
(K. Salvati, K. McGrath, S. Stallwoth, & Jill Grossberg - PA OVR) 

Segregated & Exploited - Part II
(Cheryl Bates-Harris - TASC of NDRN) 

**Relaxation Room**

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Small Group Facilitated Discussions - Taking Care of Ourselves

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

What We Need From Employment Supporters to Be Successful On the Job
(Self-Advocate Panel facilitated by Suzanne Erb - Networks for Training and Development, Inc.)

Parent Perspectives on Creating Meaningful Career Paths 
(Parents Panel - B. & L. Markle, M. Austin, & more...)

Work Incentives: Family Perspectives & Waivers
(Martine DeLorenzo - Disability Rights PA)

Leveraging the Power of Community-Based Partnerships to Create Competitive Employment Opportunities
(Dawn Daignault - Project Search)

**YouTube Fest!**

**Relaxation Room**

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

**After Hours Meet-Up & Networking Event for Parents / Professionals / Self-Advocates**

and more...

Day Two

Day Two

May 17, 2018

(Light Refreshments will be available ALL DAY)

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration - Reception area

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:40 a.m.

Welcome

Keynote, "We Can Have Careers!" 
(Liz Weintraub)

9:40 - 10:10 a.m.

Update on Pennsylvania's Employment 1st Efforts 
(Devon Grant - PA ODP)

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Leadership Development - The Key to Organizational Stability & Growth
(Paul Clough - Fresnel Partners)

"Discovering" Me & How I Fit Into My Community (Pt. I)
(Randy Dicks, Marie Palmer & Lisa Svidron - InVision)

Overview of Employment Initiatives:
Office of Developmental Programs & Office of Long Term Living
(Ed Butler, Kelly Arnold, Devon Grant & Others - PA ODP)

Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes for the Workplace
(Therese Willkomm, PhD - Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire)

Re-Entry: Supporting People to be Successful in Employment After Incarceration
(Jay Berger - Lenape Foundation)


**Relaxation Room**

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Box Lunch Provided

Roundtable Lunch Discussion & Stories

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

How to Make the Most of Your Success Stories
(Jessica Federman - Mindshuffle Marketing)

"Discovering" Me & How I Fit Into My Community! (Pt. II)
(Randy Dicks, Marie Palmer & Lisa Svidron - InVision)

CareerLink, Year Two
(Joe Cipolla & staff - JEVS)

Real Work, Real Pay & Real Tech - Fresh Air for Integrating Emerging Technologies 
(Kaelyne Koval - RHD-Ideate)

A Little Bit of Ahhh! - Taking Care of Yourself
(
Maureen Maxwell, ARCB, RM; Jessica Stover; Jennifer Williams, LMT - Networks' Wholistic Practices Team)

1:15 - 3:30 p.m.

**Make & Take Workshop** - Making Worksite Adaptations in Minutes
(Therese Willkomm, PhD - Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire)

**Relaxation Room**

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Confident Networking
(Sean O'Grady - College of NJ, Oxford Communications)

Storytelling Consultation
(Jessica Federman, Mindshuffle Marketing)

Leveraging Supports Coordination Towards Employment Success
(Supports Your Way; JEVS)

Supporting People with Medical Concerns in Community-Related Activities & Employment 
(Patricia Graves, BSN, RN, CDDN - PCHC, SE Regional Health Care Quality Unit)

Sensory Considerations on the Job
(Tracy Lapreziosa - Networks for Training and Development, Inc.)

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

**Employment 1st PEP RALLY!**

and more...