May 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is an online event
Shaun Wood

The Fundamental Series:

CI 101, Working through barriers 

  with Josie Sparks

Please join us on Monday, May 11th for our next webinar, “CI 101, Communication around them, about them, for them” with Josie Sparks.


This 6-week 2-hour weekly webinar will start with providing the basic understanding around CI services. Each week we will take a deeper dive into the needs of providing services and innovative ways of providing services during COVID 19. Focus will be on building and strengthening relationships with local community members, who are not paid employees.  Learn how to create opportunities for participants to engage in community- based activities that support socialization, education, integration, recreation and personal development. 


This week:

  1. Seeing people’s disability rather than their ability
  2. Transportation
  3. Physical Barriers
  4. Communication
  5. ME

In order to ensure we at Wise have accurate attendance records, we require each participant to register for each separate event they attend in this series. You must register for each event separately.  You can find links to registration for each event in our Wise Calendar at gowise.org/calendar.  The only way we can show proof of your attendance at an event is if you register for that specific event, and then sign into the Zoom platform using the same name that you registered under.  Please send a message to Rob Van Oss in the Chat Box if you have questions or need support with this piece. You can also call him at (206) 501-9977.

* Please note – there are no refunds for those that do not attend the scheduled webinar. If you do miss the webinar, we will provide you with a code to access the next webinar free. 


Josie Sparks, Wise

Josie Sparks brings many years of experience leading teams utilizing her interdisciplinary background in Community Inclusion and Individualize Employment. It is her belief that community-based participation honors the experiences that each individual brings to the table, demanding inclusion from the ground up, and in the process, captures community values and encourages dialogue with social justice at heart. This keeps her motivated to deliver quality care and superior client outcomes to experience their full potential.

Josie is passionate about leading teams with the idea that opportunities for employment changes lives and creates a positive impact on the social-emotional health of an individual and the communities they live in. She is also passionate in delivering the message that every person is a contributing factor towards their community. In 2017, Josie Sparks had the pleasure of presenting and facilitating an engaging discussion on Community Inclusion and the Pathway to Employment at the TASH Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

In her personal time, Josie dedicates her time to family and competitive Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Paddling, representing the Pacific NW throughout the United States.

Phone: (206) 247-5482

Email: [email protected]


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