Wise Wedesday Webinars: Employment for All: Cultural Competency in Supported Employment Sandra Urite & Patty Gonzalez from the Arc of King County


March 10, 2021

Wise Wedesday Webinars:

Employment for All: Cultural Competency in Supported Employment

Sandra Urite & Patty Gonzalez from the Arc of King County

Please join us on Wednesday, March 10 for our webinar, "Employment for All: Cultural Competency in Supported Employment", with Sandra Urite & Patty Gonzalez from the Arc of King County.
 

Employment can be challenging for people with developmental disabilities and finding the right support person is critical. For multicultural families, the right professional is even more important. In this presentation we will explore how to support an individual in a culturally competent and individualized way that encourages success in the workplace.

Join Patty Gonzalez, Parent to Parent Coordinator for Spanish speaking families and Sandra Urite, Information and Resource Specialist for Spanish speaking families, both from the Arc of King County, as they share their insights and perspectives on this essential topic. 

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

  • How to support an individual in a culturally competent and individualized way that encourages success in the workplace.
  • How to avoid assumptions.
  • Strategies to build the trust.
  • How to identify and align the goals.
  • Aspects to consider when creating an action plan.

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.

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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. 

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Sandra Urite

Sandra Urite is the Information and Resource Specialist for Spanish-speaking families at The Arc of King County since 2016. Sandra holds a master’s degree in early childhood education and elementary education from “Islas Malvinas College” in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she taught students in grades preschool through 7th grade for 11 years before moving to Washington State with her husband in 2001. Sandra has continued her education in the US, focusing on information, services, and benefits for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as emotional support resources for their families. She is the mother of a 17-year-old daughter with Cri du Chat Syndrome and a 15-year-old son.    

Patty Gonzalez 
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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