Boots on the Ground Workshop: Serving Communities Protection Participants - A Unique Service Model for Unique Times with Morningside

March 19, 2021


Boots on the Ground: Employment Consultant Community of Practice Workshop

In collaboration with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration, Wise is pleased to announce the Boots on the Ground: Employment Consultant Community of Practice! Comprised of two sessions per week, this Community of Practice will offer hands on examples and opportunities to see innovative direct service from employment providers across the State of Washington. Tuesday seminars will occur each week from 9:30 to 11:30am PST, and Friday workshops will provide follow up conversation and activities based on the Tuesday content from 9:30 to 10:30am PST. These events are open to all and free of charge.

*Attending the Tuesday seminar is not required in order to participate in Friday’s workshop, although you are encouraged to do so. Recordings of Tuesday’s events will be made available the following Wednesday to those who could not attend.


Serving Communities Protection Participants - A Unique Service Model for Unique Times


Please join us on Friday, March 19 for our workshop, "Serving Communities Protection Participants - A Unique Service Model for Unique Times" with Morningside.

Washington State is a leader in Supported Employment, and we believe in choice for people who experience developmental disabilities. People with IDD who are enrolled in the voluntarily Community Protection Program have very little choice in employment providers. Morningside is on a mission to educate our Provider community about the myths, realities and great success that comes from serving this population of job seekers.


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. 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. Attendees that participate in our events and/or complete training programs will receive a certificate to document participation as back up for billing purposes.  


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



Meet the Panel:


Heather Evans, Morningside Program Manager
I have been an advocate for folks with disabilities all my life and worked in Supported Employment for over 20 years. I am a Systematic Instruction Trainer and Job Developer.
I love living in Tacoma… but you'll hate it, don’t move here. I am an avid outdoors person and I love to crochet, backpack, and I am most recently obsessed with learning to fish.

          Nathan Coggeshall, Morningside Community Protection Job Developer 

I have been a job developer for Community Protection Participants for 4 years
I have worked with Community Protection participants for 8 years starting in residential care. I've lived in Washington state my entire life.


*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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