2017 Workshop Descriptions / Program Building 15
Workshop Descriptions – Building 15
①a. The Key to Independent Travel -“Ride Safe, Ride Smart” - Allison Berg & Frances Rankos Room 106 (2 sessions 8:30 and 9:25)
Think of riding a Pierce Transit Bus to a new job; volunteering; visiting friends; shopping; enjoying new activities. Get pointers that will make you feel comfortable riding the bus. Be the smart riders who knows how to ride safe and be more active in their community.
①b. Looking for Love in All the Right Places – Emily and Michael Rogers Room 106 (1 session 10:20)
This session is by advocates for advocates. Come talk with other self-advocates who are married or dating about the ups and downs of dating and marriage. They will share stories and answer questions about healthy relationships. What to look for? How to set boundaries? What works in their relationships? What challenges they faced? And how they deal with those challenges and more…
②Success Stories - Panel of people who are working Room 120 (3 sessions 8:30, 9:25 and 10:20)
People with disabilities will talk about going to work. Learn what helped them get and keep their jobs. Listen and learn from their success!
③Navigating Through the Employment System – Daniel Gross Room 201 (2 sessions 9:25 and 10:20)
The move from the Public School’s Transition Programs to Employment Services can seem a bit overwhelming. Come learn about how Transition students and their families can access Employment Service.
④Self-Advocacy in the Workplace – Noah Seidel Room 202 (2 sessions 9:25 and 10:20)
Learn about the ADA and how it affects people with disabilities getting employment. How to find the right job that fits your needs, and how to advocate for your rights. Learn about higher education: options that can assist with career advancement. Also, learn about the current state of sub-minimum wage laws in Washington and what self-advocates are doing to end sub-minimum wage.
⑤Tell me about yourself! - Kim Myers and Peter Mihaluta Room 203 (2 sessions 9:25 and 10:20)
Do you know what to say? It's important to make a good impression in those first few minutes you spend with potential employers or others. In this class, you will learn how to craft your own simple “about you speech” and have the opportunity to practice with other participants in a safe and fun learning environment.
⑥Transitioning Out of the Family Home – Leah Velasco Room 204 (2 sessions 9:25 and 10:20)
This workshop is about the steps needed to prepare for living independently whether that means getting a job, going to college or living on your own. Independent living skills will be discussed as well as resources.
⑦Build Independence with the iPad - Steve Lloyd, Carey Pease and Andy Till Room 220 (3 sessions 8:30, 9:25 and 10:20)
Learn how the iPad aides in learning skills in the community, staying connected socially, and navigating the city. Learn how to promote yourself with portfolios and work samples. Let’s get your hands on some equipment and learn together.
⑧Friendship - The Best Bully Repellent – Panel and Milissa Burkey Room 301 (2 sessions 9:25 and 10:20)
Join us to hear stories from youth who struggled with bullying, but have overcome it. Learn how they have made a difference in their schools and communities. Through a variety of activities, we will learn useful leadership and self-advocacy skills to help better connect with those around us by building friendships. All are welcome to become part of the CIP family, where everyone is accepted valued for exactly who they are - the goofier the better!
⑨Prepare for Work and Build Your Tech Tool Box – Ryan Farrow Room 302 (2 sessions 9:25 and 10:20)
Come hear about easy-to-use mobile technology people are using to be independent at work. Learn about apps, types of devices, and built-in accessibility features in phones and mobile technology that many people already have in their pocket! Leave with a list of digital apps.
⑩Respect at Work – Dealing with Discrimination & Bullying – Martha Keogh and Ivanova Smith Room 303 (3 sessions 8:30, 9:25 and 10:20)
Learn how to handle bullying in the work place and how to interact with your co-workers and supervisors if harassment occurs. Helpful tips about these topics will be provided. Help us maintain respect in the workplace.
⑪Job Search Tool Kit - At Your Library - Rhonda Kristoff Room 304 (3 sessions 8:30, 9:25 and 10:20)
Looking for a job? Tacoma Public Library has what you need. Free resources are available to help with all aspects of searching for employment: resume creation, interview preparation, computer skills enhancement and more. Join us and find out how you can get started.
Keynote at 12:00 in Building 2 Self-advocacy leads to independence by Noah Seidel
Thank you to all the school districts, youth, community members and organizations who attend and support others to attend Tools 4 Success.