May 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This is an online event
Zoom / Webinar
Beth Mckenney

Wise Webinar a Day Series:

Our Old Baggage- Supported Employment History and Values with Debra McLean

Please join us on Monday, May 12th for our webinar, Our Old Baggage- Supported Employment History and Values” with Debra McLean.

Debra Mclean will review the history of supported employment since the 1970s. She will discuss how paid employment in an integrated setting is part of  being a full citizen in today’s world and the underlying values that must be upheld in assisting people with disabilities to achieve meaningful work. Participants will walk away with knowledge on the history of supported employment, key components of successful assessment and placement, and values that drive this work.

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

  • Understanding of History of Supported Employment
  • Key components of successful Assessment and Placement
  • Values that Drive our Work


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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. 

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

Debra McLean, Wise Associate

Debra is passionate about seeing all people obtain employment. She has been intrigued with community building and person centered planning as a way to see individuals with disabilities succeed in jobs that fit them since 1988. She has worked on a number of projects involving people with disabilities and employment. Debra provides training and consultation on employment and person centered planning in Washington and Oregon, and she has taught classes on these topics at Portland State University in the Teacher Education Program and for Highline Community College. She has worked with schools, families, agencies, businesses, and individuals, both in the U.S. and in Australia. Debra holds an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling and Deafness, and she is an enthusiastic walker and family member.


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