Marsha Threlkeld

Associate

Marsha is a trainer, consultant, presenter, and practitioner related to Person Centered Planning, Employment First, School-to-Work, and Assistive Technologies to include Apple devices and apps to promote independence, connectivity, productivity, and inclusion. She has collaborated with Apple, Inc. to provide trainings and regularly presents on handheld technologies across Washington State and nationally. She is a Subject Matter Expert with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, working to move students from school to meaningful jobs in the community. Person Centered Planning has been a backbone of Marsha’s work for more than 25 years after learning from the masters, John O’Brien, Beth Mount, and Debra McLean. Marsha has created booklets to include Career Planning and the IEP, Person Centered Planning Identifying Life Goals, and Plan Your Career and Envision Your Life. She has worked with school communities, students and their teams to adopt individualized, community based, post school employment and life goals, set up community based work experiences, inform families, and change the fabric of transition programs to reflect their communities and connect students to opportunities in employment and community membership. Marsha’s work with individuals in Washington State addresses creating meaningful futures to include work, assessing work conditions to adopt assistive technologies, and introducing changes and technologies to individuals and those closest to them.

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