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New Emerging Leader Story: Aidan “Treats M Good”

One of the goals of the Rural Institute Transition and Employment Projects is to expand the vision of what is possible for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities to learn, live, work and play in their communities. Each month, we share one of these stories.

This month’s story: Aidan “Treats M Good.”

Aidan is a junior at Florence High School. In the summer of his freshman year and with the help of his teachers, Aidan started his own business making, marketing and selling “Treat M Good” dog biscuits.

To read Aidan’s story, please visit: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs152/1102150261897/archive/1113357032404.html

WEBINAR: Assisting Crime Victims with Disabilities: Identifying Barriers & Improving Law Enforcement Response

Date: Thursay, April 24th
Time: 1:30 Eastern (11:30 MT)

Description:
Rosemary Hughes of the University of Montana, Rural Institute, and Sgt. (ret) Michael Sullivan who was with the San Francisco Police Department for 32 years will discuss the results of the focus group study that they (with colleagues) conducted with groups of city and county law enforcement officers and separate groups of crime victims with disabilities in Montana and Oregon. They will discuss barriers for effective mutual working relationships between the police and people with disabilities as well as both groups’ recommendations for improving the response of the criminal justice system to crime victims with disabilities.

The webinar is sponsored by The Arc’s (new) National Center of Criminal Justice and Disability. Rosemary Hughes serve on the advisory board for this center.

Webinar is past.

Webinar: Planning Your Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care

Title: Planning Your Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care

Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MST

Space is limited. There is no cost to register for this webinar.

Webinar is past.

For more complete announcement and more information, please visit:
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs152/1102150261897/archive/1116700035923.html

Description:

Becoming an adult can be exciting. Suddenly young people have more rights and freedom than when they were children. But they also have more responsibilities and more of their own decisions to make – where they want to live, what kind of job they want to have, whether or not they want to go to college, etc. In order to achieve any of their dreams, it is important that young adults take care of their physical and mental health. Attend this webinar to learn about Montana’s new “Planning Your Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care” workbook and how it can help young Montanans with disabilities and/or special health care needs learn to manage their health care.

Webinar: Employment for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities 2

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM MST

Space is limited. There is no cost to register for this webinar.

Webinar is past.

For more complete announcement and more information, please visit:
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs152/1102150261897/archive/1116344826534.html

Description:
This is the second webinar of a two-part session discussing the importance of the job coach in maximizing student independence, competence and confidence in employment.

Part One will covered the basics, including tips for the job coach on how to help the student fit into the workplace; encourage and engage natural supports; and create a plan of what to teach based on a job analysis.

Part Two will expand upon the first session to include strategies for instruction, collecting data on performance, and planning long-term support on the job once the job coach fades from the workplace.