In partnership with the Washington State Developmental Disability Administration, Wise hosts Wednesday webinars at no cost. We look forward to hosting partners, consultants, advocates, and new faces with innovative ideas! Recordings of each event will be added to the Wise Learning Center.
Building Professional Rapport and Relationships in the Field
As Employment Services staff, you are the front lines not only for your organization, but for an entire social movement. Your day-to-day interactions with families, participants, employers, coworkers and even your own agency leadership define whether you are seen and respected as a “Professional”. No pressure! Whether you are new staff or “seasoned”, join us for learning and discussion to enhance professionalism so that more than ever we all will be seen as the committed, trained and supported people that are changing the face of inclusion in our community – one supported employee at a time!
Sorting Out the Facts and Fiction of Fading Pt. 1: Your Role as an Employment Consultant
The inability to fade from a job site impacts employment consultants, employees, and businesses. Join Aimee Nelson to learn how to provide effective fading support to the employee and the business. Through fading, the source of prompts is transferred from the employment consultant to other cues within the workplace. The employment consultant’s role is to ensure cues are identified, cues are taught to, and to fade supports when the employee gains independence and has demonstrated confidence in task completion.
Sorting Out the Facts and Fiction of Fading Pt. 2: Fading Plans and Problem Solving
Through fading, the source of prompts is transferred from the employment consultant to other cues within the workplace. A fading plan is a useful tool to communicate fading strategies when working with employees on the job. Join Aimee Nelson to learn what a fading plan is, what should be included in one and how to use one for successful fading.
How Occupational Therapy is Preparing Me for a Return to Work
When Covid hit, the employment landscape for people with disabilities changed in ways that are still making a return to the workplace challenging for many. Join Niko as he shares how his employment was affected in the early days of the pandemic, and how he found ways to grow and prepare for a return to work despite those challenges