January 22, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
This is an online event

Boots on the Ground: Employment Consultant Community of Practice Workshop

In collaboration with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration, Wise is pleased to announce the Boots on the Ground: Employment Consultant Community of Practice! Comprised of two sessions per week, this Community of Practice will offer hands on examples and opportunities to see innovative direct service from employment providers across the State of Washington. Tuesday seminars will occur each week from 9:30 to 11:30am PST, and Friday workshops will provide follow up conversation and activities based on the Tuesday content from 9:30 to 10:30am PST. These events are open to all and free of charge.

*Attending the Tuesday seminar is not required in order to participate in Friday’s workshop, although you are encouraged to do so. Recordings of Tuesday’s events will be made available the following Wednesday to those who could not attend. 


Positive Behavior Support – a Toolkit

 with Trillium

Please join us on Tuesday, January 22 for our workshop, “Positive Behavior Support – a Toolkit” with Trillium.

This is a follow up discussion to Tuesday’s seminar. We will be covering various tools that we have successfully implemented to increase client independence and reduce behaviors that could be considered inappropriate for the workplace.  

Learning Objectives (Info, tools, and skills attendees will receive):

  • Take away real examples of successful tools utilized in supporting increase client independence while reducing unwanted behaviors in the workplace
  • Ashlee will cover visuals
  • Miranda will cover self-management
  • Ashton will cover videos

Do you require an accommodation, materials in alternate format or have inquiries about accessibility in this event? If so, please reach out to [email protected] no later than 5pm Friday prior to this webinar. Due to the short turnaround of our webinar series we are unable to accommodate same day requests. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.

*Please note: Wise maintains registration and attendance records for our events and training programs. Wise is required to monitor participation in our courses and provide reports to our funding sources so that they may utilize these records in the course of their audits of programs. These reports may include actual time spent by attendee name, event/training title, county and state. Reports are provided to ensure there is documented proof of the appropriate use of government funds for the purposes of professional development. Attendees that participate in our events and/or complete training programs will receive a certificate to document participation as back up for billing purposes.  

Wise provides Washington State Educator/Teacher Clock Hours for our webinars. For more information and to request Clock Hours, please click here. 


Meet the Presenters:

Ashton Steele – She/Her, Senior Employment Consultant

Ashton graduated from Washington State University with a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences, in 2008. During her time as an undergrad, Ashton had the opportunity to work at the Speech and Hearing clinic on campus, serving and observing clients from a wide variety of backgrounds within the clinical setting. This experience fueled her interest in supporting individuals with disabilities in a broad setting, within their community. Upon graduating, Ashton secured a job as a job coach for individuals with disabilities within a manufacturing setting. As a result of the 2008/2009 recession, the agency closed and Ashton took a job working for Ryonet, a local screen print supply company, as a technical support representative. Ashton spent six years at this position, during which time Ryonet became an inclusive employer, hiring on two of Trillium’s clients. Her daily experiences with these clients caused her to seek out a job coaching position again, which led her straight to Trillium. When Ashton is not working, she enjoys screen printing at home, playing music and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Ashlee Roden – She/Her, Senior Employment Consultant

Ashlee has been an employee with Trillium since 2015, with 8 months of previous experience exclusively coaching and skill building alongside Trillium clientele. Ashlee has previously worked with persons with disabilities while coordinating extracurricular activities for high school students and as a Teacher’s Assistant to the Special Educations teacher. As an employment consultant, Ashlee has enjoyed

supporting clients with reaching their goals and helping businesses diversify the workforce. Ashlee is overjoyed to have found a company that believes strongly in an inclusive community, helping persons with disability gain independence.

Miranda Fort – She/Her, Senior Employment Consultant

Miranda was born and raised in Carver, Minnesota. She has lived in many states but calls Washington home. She has been with Trillium since September 2017. Prior to coming to Trillium, Miranda worked in the school district in Dubuque, Iowa and for Goodwill providing residential and employment support. Miranda took time off of work to raise three kids, two of whom experience disabilities. She was introduced to Trillium while looking for supports for her daughter and immediately felt a connection to Trillium’s mission statement. In her free time, Miranda enjoys puzzles, hiking, leading Girl Scouts, and starting (and occasionally completing) projects for her home.

*Supported employment is rooted in the firm belief that all people deserve respect, dignity, and self-determination. Here at Wise, we are committed to standing up for and embracing positive changes in policies and practices to stamp out oppression and discrimination in our institutions and systems. We are focused on our mission of inclusion and equitable employment for people with disabilities. With this in mind, we ask that all participants extend respect, humility and grace during our events. We strive to create a learning platform where we all leave with new ways of thinking, doing and moving supported employment forward.
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