Wise Webinar A Day Series: the History of Supported Employment with Chuck Goodwin
This presentation will cover an overview of the history of services in employment for individuals with developmental disabilities in this country and the movement to individual community-based support. This class will focus on information from the most important teachers in this field, the individuals we support, telling us how to help break down the stereotypes and misinformation that are barriers to success. We will hear individuals’ stories on their roads to the community and celebrate their successes.
- Understand the history of Supported Employment and how it reflects the overall changes in values around individuals we support
- Breaking down the stereotypes/misinformation around disability that can be barriers to success
- Learn how we changed from a dependency model to an independent/interdependent one
- Critical factors leading to success
- Hear from the most important teachers in our field, the individuals we support
- Celebrate the positive changes
* 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.
Chuck Goodwin, Wise Associate
Chuck Goodwin has worked for over 30 years with individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of capacities. He has worked in both the residential and vocational arenas providing direct support for individuals. For the past 13 years as a private consultant around the Northwest, he has provided trainings on such subjects as positive behavioral supports, history and values around services, job coaching, supporting individuals with challenging behaviors, precision training, natural supports, utilizing community resources, and vocational issues. He has provided technical assistance to employment agencies around teaching individuals difficult tasks using universal design, understanding and supporting individuals with challenging behaviors, creating schedules, analyzing and modifying work flow issues, working with speed and quality issues, and teaching self-management. His passion is helping individuals who are struggling to find success. He continues to work individually with people and their families to help them realize their potential.