Wise Webinar A Day Series
Smart Goals and Employment Planning with Lisa Latchford
Employment is the most effective way we know to achieve the benefits outlined in Developmental Disabilities Administration Guiding Values; to provide a pathway out of poverty and increase choice and inclusion. All individuals, regardless of support needs or disability, are given the opportunity to explore inclusive community options with paid employment as the priority outcome. Employment Services plans assist the person with setting a goal for paid employment with clear action steps to guide the employment service provider.
“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”
Learning Objectives (Info, tools, and skills attendees will receive):
- Learn about Employment Service Plan infrastructure
- Learn about Employment Phases/Billable Activities
- Learn about Employment Activities-Strategies and Progress/Outcome measures
- Learn how to create S.M.A.R.T. Goals
* 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.
Lisa Latchford, Wise Associate
Lisa Latchford is passionate about supporting employment professionals and organizations with raising the bar for great employment achievements. She firmly believes that everyone can contribute their skills and gifts in their own communities. She is currently the President of Fox Associates and teaches for Highline Community College, Certification Program for Employment Specialists. She has over twenty-five years’ experience in the field of developmental disabilities and offers technical assistance consulting services in the following areas: assisting businesses with customized job development strategies, person centered planning to assess abilities, interests and strategies leading to successful employment, accommodation and universal design using high and low tech working tools to increase independence and employability, job coaching, systematic instruction techniques, developing natural supports and fading strategies, life coaching for when things outside of work affect our work success, assessment and discovery strategies, positive behavior support work plans, interview preparation with portfolios and visual resumes, communicating and strategizing with individuals and their teams to achieve specific employment goals in their IEP or Employment plan.