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Free & Low Cost Assistive Technology

March 2, 2018

With the Assistive Technology market booming, and budgets getting tighter and tighter in higher education and K-12, free and low cost assistive technology options are becoming a more mainstream option. However, with the sheer number of these tools being able to support students with a variety of needs, how does one stay abreast of the constant developments, updates, and new features? Participants of this session will learn about approximately a dozen of the latest and greatest programs, apps, and extensions that support student learners; all costing less than roughly $10. Topic areas include literacy support, writing support, notetaking and organization/task management. Having a toolbox of free and low cost assistive technology, such as these tools, is an asset to any AT program.

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Know Your Rights

December 1, 2016

This webinar is part of the Punch-In Employment course. Thank you to Cindy Tarshish for presenting.

Cindy Held Tarshish has been the Program Manager of ADA Minnesota since March 2002. In this capacity, Ms. Tarshish is responsible for all trainings, presentations, conferences, information and referral, and day to day operations. Ms. Tarshish presents on all titles of the ADA, with specific expertise in the area of employment. Popular training topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Reasonable Accommodations, Disability Disclosure, Essential Job Functions, Tax Incentives, The Interview Process, Public Accommodations, and local community resources. Ms. Tarshish has 26 years of work related experience in the disability community.

ADA Minnesota is a program within the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living. It is affiliated with the Great Lakes ADA Center.

Making Decisions About Disability Disclosure

November 3, 2016

This webinar is part of the Punch-In Employment course. Thank you to Jennifer Thomas for presenting. Jennifer is a specialist with the National Collaborative for Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth). She is responsible for coordinating NCWD/Youth’s youth development and leadership efforts. Her primary focus is steering the Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT), a national project geared toward getting more youth with disabilities and their allies involved as leaders who partner with adults and organizations to improve opportunities for youth to succeed in life. Jennifer provides support to these teams of youth leaders, adult partners, and sponsoring organizations who work together to improve transition outcomes for youth.

Practical Steps to Making a Career in the Arts Possible

November 12, 2015

This webinar will share information, resources and strategies that will allow webinar participants to better understand how they might pursue their interests in the arts – visual arts, music, dance, writing or theater – so that it might become a viable career path. The webinar will include information on why educational training, skill development, interning and volunteering are all important and how one can make connections for each. We will also explore differences between being an independent working artist and working for an arts organization and how each has its benefits and pitfalls. Finally, webinar participants will leave the session with contact information for individuals and/or organizations within their own state with whom they may wish to follow-up after the webinar.

Resume Secrets

September 16, 2015

Discover the secrets to an effective, engaging resume. Learn the different types of resumes and their uses, and the key elements that every resume must have. Learn how to address problems like limited work experience, gaps in your work history, and more. Finally, you will also learn how to get past resume filtering software, and make sure your resume actually gets read by a real human being. This presentation will have something for everyone, whether you're writing your first resume or your fifty-first. Don't miss it!

5 Questions to Ask

July 9, 2015

Starting a job search can be a overwhelming, lonely process and most times individuals in their early 20s are unsure where to begin. This lack of clarity from resources available all the way to trying to discover your strengths and passions can lead to working in a job you are not satisfied with. Kevin O'Connell, author and founder of The Niche Movement, a community of young professionals set out to end employment unhappiness, will walk you through five questions and provide current resources and tips as it relates to starting out your job search.

Learn About Workplace Accommodations 

May 6, 2015

Workplace accommodations level the playing field for many people with disabilities. Knowing how, when and why it might be necessary to disclose a disability is the first and often most difficult part of the accommodation process. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a federally funded program staffed with experienced consultants who can educate young people about their rights as well as provide coaching throughout the disclosure and accommodation process. In addition to JAN’s one-on-one consulting, a number of other tools are available. Join this webcast for a live tour of the JAN website at AskJAN.org where the various tools will be showcased. Participants will also learn how JAN can assist them in starting or advancing their careers, including the accommodation process for both post-secondary training and the workplace. Real-life examples will be interspersed throughout.

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