- designing tasks,
- analyzing how and where to focus teaching,
- different teaching strategies,
- facilitating job starts,
- fading supports,
- use of diverse supports such as natural, visual and customized supports,
- long-term retention and follow-along services.
Webinar Dates :
Webinar 1: June 18, 9:30-11:30 am
Webinar 2: June 21, 9:30-11:15 am
Webinar 3: June 27, 9:30-11:15 am
Webinar 4: July 2, 9:30-11:15 am
The total expected time to complete this course, including offline skill-building activities, is 12 hours. Students will be expected to present and share their homework on the webinars as part of the learning experience.
Space is limited to 30 participants
Registration closes once capacity is reached.
Note: Participation in and earning a certificate of completion for this Course requires: 1) Registering for and using the Wise Online Learning Platform, 2) Attending all 4 webinars and not missing more than one hour for the course.
Brandi Monts, TA and Training Director
Brandi has a life-long personal connection to developmental disabilities, as well as over 16 years of work experience in the field. Her previous positions include residential services, supported employment, transition from school to work, teaching, and county government. Realizing her commitment to the disability field early in her education, Brandi earned a BA in Social Work from the University of Washington and later went on to obtain a Master in Public Administration, with a focus on Public Policy at The Evergreen State College. Brandi’s interests and expertise include agency organization, public policy and practice, community organizing, service systems collaboration, curriculum development and wrap around service coordination for people with significant support needs. Brandi has also taught English in Japan and is interested in multi-cultural service coordination and international disability issues. With an employment consultant background in high school and adult service programs, Brandi has experience providing supports in a range of workplace settings and systems. Focusing on efficiency, independence and holistic supports, Brandi offers consultation, coaching and accommodation development in the following areas: Helping individuals and their teams identify workplace settings and skills, systematic instruction, task design and analysis, resources for independence in the community, team organizing and coordination, service planning and implementation, family and residential communication and support development. Assisting employers to develop customized accommodations, hiring processes, co-worker education, job description design and efficient work-flow systems.
Robyn Slocom, Program Manager
Seeking more independence or more success at work? Not sure how to set up a fading plan from the beginning? Need some additional teaching and assessment strategies for success? Struggling to break down steps in a way that works for the business and the employee? Wondering how to foster natural supports? Robyn would love to put her over 25 years of experience in the field to work and explore how person-centered application of systematic instruction and lean management techniques can answer these questions and more with you.
Shaun Wood, Senior Program Manager
Shaun is a community developer who is passionate about social justice and equality of opportunity, and has worked to support people with disabilities since 2002. Since then, he continues to work in schools, people’s homes, and job sites helping to build inclusive communities.
Shaun is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a certified Employment Specialist. He served in the United States Peace Corps in Bulgaria and surrounding countries, and has both his M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis and his B.A. in Political Science and Human Rights from the University of Washington. Shaun is particularly interested in using ABA, emerging technology, reflective processes, and mentorship to drive employment outcomes. When he isn’t working, he enjoys tending to his garden, drinking black coffee, staring at his topical fish tank, and jogging circles around his small hometown of Burien, Washington.