Thursday November 8th we have three presentations presenting up in Traverse City at Re:con!
Individualized Services as a Path to long-term vocational Success!
Presented by Natasha Doan-Motsinger and Rhea Dane
Transitions Directors from Excel Employment Options will discuss the importance of individualized services within the structure of an organization. Adapting to the different needs of the various schools, funders and individuals under the umbrella of Pre-ETS funding enhances the personal outcomes for people served and allows vendors to meet the unique needs of each stakeholder. Utilizing a client-centered approach to customizing assessments, classes, vocational exploration and employment services with a focus on building rapport, gathering in-depth information and matching services to goals leads to better recommendations and greater longevity in employment.
Using Therapy and Psycho-educational Techniques to support individuals with Disabilities!
Presented by Jessica Humiston-Amon, LPC, NCE, and Megan M. Gandolfi, LLPC, NCE
Professional Counselors from Excel Employment Options utilize therapy and psycho educational techniques to support individuals with disabilities. Excels counselors address the hidden concerns and subgroups within this population; those who are part of the LGBTQ+ population, individuals with late diagnosis Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with comorbid diagnosis. Concerns include social impairment, sexual and relationship health awareness and knowledge, symptomology of comorbid psychiatric disorders and ASD, in addition to other concerns. Presenters will discuss therapeutic techniques to affirm individuals; psycho-educational and supportive techniques address concerns and improve community involvement. Psychiatric Disorders, Anxiety and Mood Disorders are identified as having the highest rates of comorbidity leading to severe social impairment; understanding of the presentation of these conditions within this population allows for increased improvement in quality of life
Exploring Sole Proprietorship for people with Autism.
Presented by Michael Sanchirico
Exploring Sole Proprietorship from an Autistic Individuals perspective. Sharing What Michael's experience in Sole Proprietorship has been like. Will be discussing what individuals with disabilities (Autism) may gain by venturing into a Sole Proprietorship, as opposed to seeking an occupation from traditional means. learn more at: http://autisticsoleproprietor.com/index.html