Sonoran Center Leads National Transition to Employment Trainings

Dr. Wendy Parent Johnson - A smiling white woman with medium length light brown hair. Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities Executive Director Wendy Parent-Johnson is a featured speaker in a national webcast series focused on Transition to Employment. 

Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the Transition to Employment webinar series, is co-presented with Richard Parent -Johnson, an adjunct professor with the University of Kansas. 

The series dives deep into topics about youth-to-adult transition and employment. Viewers who watch the archived webcasts will receive one credit toward earning their Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Certification. 

Viewers can watch the archived webcasts to earn one credit toward their Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Certification.

Employment AHEAD: Giving Youth Space to Lead Collaborative Relationships: Promoting Transition Capable Youth

Topics Discussed:

  • Planning secondary vocational programming
  • Developing supported leadership and goal-setting opportunities
  • Elevating employment expectations
  • Implementing Work-Based Learning experiences (preETS)
  • Incorporating employment into the transition process

Topics Discussed:

  • Key Lessons: Total Impact + Holistic Approach + Capable, I AM
  • Establishing a Collective Impact Team
  • Models of Holistic, Collaborative Relationships
  • Emerging Adults as a Team MEMBER
  • Content and Practice that generates “Capability”

A third training called Career Outcomes: Taking Action Together is scheduled for Thursday, April 28 at 11 a.m. (AZ) / 2 p.m. (EST). In this webcast, Dr. Parent-Johnson willl cover: 

  • Understanding community employment services
  • Engaging adult service agencies 
  • Sharing relevant work preference and support information 
  • Implementing steps leading to employment outcomes 
  • Data collection, follow-up and success stories 

More information about this webinar series can be found on the Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities website