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Family Employment Awareness Training

The mission of Family Employment Awareness Trainings (FEAT) are to increase expectations for competitive employment and increase knowledge of local, state, and federal resources to support the employment of the youth/young adults who have disabilities. 

Key Principles of FEAT are:

  1. Everyone can work when provided with appropriate supports and services. 
  2. Everyone can have a job that is both enjoyable and satisfying.
  3. Everyone can make more money working than by relying on public benefits alone. 

FEAT is a 2-day workshop for self-advocates, families, and professionals. 

Learn about state and federal resources supporting young adults with disabilities so they can work in YOUR communities.

 

FEAT Trainings include:

Day 1: BUILDING the DREAM for EMPLOYMENT

  • Discover outside-the-box job possibilities
  • Discuss need-to-know transition info
  • Meet individuals with disabilities who are successfully employed

Day 2: IDENTIFYING & ACCESSING RESOURCES

  • Meet people from your community who are providing services to help individuals prepare for, find, and keep a job.
  • Learn about antidiscrimination laws

FREE for attendees:

  • Lunch and snacks
  • Training materials and resources
  • Time to network with families, employees, employers, and entrepreneurs
  • Access to representatives from agencies and organizations providing employment resources