Genna Ward

We are excited to welcome Genna to the Get That Good Life! conference. Genna will be talking about customised employment.

About Genna

Portrait of Genna WardGenna Ward is Mum to daughter Jessie and a passionate practitioner of and advocate for inclusion. Genna and her partner Kim are very committed to laying the foundations for Jessie’s good life. They are helping her to

  • establish her place as a respected member of her community
  • have her contributions valued, and
  • enjoy belonging to a rich, diverse, and exciting community.

In her work life, Genna is a Clinical Psychologist who works in private practice.

Genna’s Presentation

I’m Ready for Work: Are You?

Fiona McIntosh, with Jessie Ward and Genna Ward

As young people with disability progress through the secondary school years, they and their family members often wonder:

  • what they will do after school?
  • what will they be able to do?

Families tell us they inevitably arrive at a narrow set of ‘post-school options’. These vary depending on the young person’s assessed readiness for work.

In this session, Fiona introduces participants to the concept of customised employment. It’s a great approach for people with disability who are looking for meaningful work. It helps everyone involved to imagine a broader range of employment possibilities. You may find that your understanding of “work readiness” will shift dramatically!

Participants will get an insight into creating customised employment opportunities. You’ll learn that the most successful approaches always

  • align with the interests of the young person, and
  • benefit the employer.

These insights will be revealed through interactive exercises and actionable information.

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