Discovery And Customised Employment
Conducted by International Speaker Michael Callahan
from Marc Gold & Associates
14th August 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
National Museum of Canberra | Lawson Crescent, Acton Canberra 2601
What you will learn:
Discovery as the foundation to all person-centred planning
- What is Discovery?
- How is it different from traditional approaches?
- Where does discovery fit in relation to Person-centred planning?
- Discovery statistics–how long, how costly, etc.
- Steps to facilitating Discovery
- Tools/strategies in Discovery
- The importance of descriptiveness
An overview of customised employment
- Current U.S. definition
- Essential elements of CE
- The unique distinction of CE
- Is CE just job carving and job creation?
- Examples of customised jobs
About the Presenter
Michael Callahan has consulted throughout the US, Canada, and Europe in the areas of employment and transition for the past 35 years. He has worked with Marc Gold & Associates (MG&A) for 38 years and has served as president of the organisation since Marc Gold’s death in 1982. MG&A is a network of consultants that provides training, technical assistance, and content certification to systems, agencies, and families interested in ensuring complete community participation of persons with significant disabilities.
He is co-author of two “how-to” books on employment for persons with significant disabilities: “Getting Employed, Staying Employed” and “Keys to the Workplace”. He has written numerous articles, chapters, manuals and curriculums pertaining to employment. He is a former national board member for TASH and was a founding board member of APSE.
Michael’s current work focuses on Customised Employment and Discovery as an extension of the concept of supported employment for persons with significant disabilities. MG&A is now offering certification in Discovery, Job Development and Systematic Instruction for Customised, Supported Employment.
For more information or to register over the phone please contact Jan Kruger:
P: 0458 282 545
Date: 14th August 2017
Venue: National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton, Canberra 2601
Cost: People with disability, families $40
Professionals (support workers, teachers, employment support) $100
Includes: morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and Powerpoint notes
Bursary tickets are available – email firstname.lastname@example.org