When:
January 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2021-01-13T13:00:00-01:00
2021-01-13T15:00:00-01:00
Where:
This is an online event
Contact:
Wise Support

Wise Wedesday Webinars:

Journey to a Purpose Driven Life

with Karen Gaffney

Please join us on Wednesday, January 13 for our webinar, “Journey to a Purpose Driven Life”, with Karen Gaffney.
 

Karen Gaffney, a young woman with Down Syndrome will share her experiences and offer insights from her own perspective on the Journey to Live a “Purpose Driven Life!”

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

Through this workshop, Karen Strives to:

  • Inspire Employers to support meaningful job creation for employees with intellectual disabilities
  • Inspire Job Coaches to create meaningful partnerships with Employers that will result in good paying jobs for a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Inspire Caregivers and Job Seekers to create their personal network of support and resources for a successful job search.
  • Karen will share tools and strategies for building a well-connected life for individuals with intellectual disabilities, including creating a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and lifelong learning.

Do you require an accommodation, materials in alternate format or have inquiries about accessibility in this event? If so, please reach out to [email protected] no later than 5pm Friday prior to this webinar. Due to the short turnaround of our webinar series we are unable to accommodate same day requests. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.

*Please note: Wise maintains registration and attendance records for our events and training programs. Attendees that fully participate in events and/or complete training programs will receive a certificate to document  full participation as back up for billing purposes.  Wise is required to monitor participation in our courses and provide reports to our funding sources so that they may utilize these records in the course of their audits of programs. These reports may include actual time spent by attendee name, event/training title, county and state. Reports are provided to ensure there is documented proof of the appropriate use of government funds for the purposes of professional development.

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. 

Karen Gaffney
 
From the moment she was born, Karen Gaffney began an incredible journey that continues today. She is the President of a non-profit organization dedicated to championing the journey to full inclusion in families, schools, the workplace and the community for people with developmental disabilities. She is doing this by creating awareness and calling attention to the tremendous capabilities of people with disabilities.
 
Karen graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, Oregon and earned a two-year Associates of Science degree from Portland Community College. She successfully swam the English Channel as part of a six-person relay team. And two years ago, she accomplished her biggest swimming Challenge yet…she swam 9-miles across Lake Tahoe in 59-degree water to raise money for the National Down Syndrome Congress and to show the world that people with Down Syndrome are more alike, rather than different, from everyone else. Karen travels the country speaking to a wide range of audiences about overcoming limitations and about what can be accomplished with positive expectations. Karen tackles any challenge she faces with determination and commitment, knowing she has limits, but not allowing them to limit her drive to succeed. Oh, and by the way…. Karen Gaffney has Down syndrome.
 

http://www.karengaffneyfoundation.com/

Supported employment is rooted in the firm belief that all people deserve respect, dignity, and self-determination.  Here at Wise, we are committed to standing up for and embracing positive changes in policies and practices to stamp out oppression and discrimination in our institutions and systems. We are focused on our mission of inclusion and equitable employment for people with disabilities. With this in mind, we ask that all participants extend respect, humility and grace during our events. We strive to create a learning platform where we all leave with new ways of thinking, doing and moving supported employment forward.
                                                          
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