Ryan has worked as a trainer, job coach, and job developer. His assistive technology background is fueled by an enthusiasm in finding both high-tech and low-tech interventions to support people in their independence― both on and off the job. This includes providing technical assistance to help employment specialists in setting up worksite accommodations and building natural supports. He enjoys training on topics such as video resume creation, assistive technology, job development, job coaching fading, and efficient communication strategies. He has facilitated Apple Accessibility Workshops at Apple stores both in Oregon and Washington and strives to promote training and collaboration with the business community. As someone who enjoys education and training, he is also a co-instructor for the Highline Community College certificate program for employment specialists. Ryan has a Certificate in Advanced Professional Development for Assistive Technology Applications from California State University, Northridge. He is passionate about supporting people and programs to be empowered by their potential to build individual and organizational capacity.
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