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Rethinking DisaPPRESENTS

 
2017 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
Transitioning from Education to the Workplace
 
October 23rd, 2017
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North
 
This full day workshop will address the challenges and opportunities that our youth with disabilities face when making the transition from the school system to the workplace.  
 
Come and hear about some of the best practices in the employment and education sectors for people who have disabilities.  Learn from those across the province who are achieving positive outcomes. 
 
Monday, October 23rd, 2017
8:15 am-8:45 am
Richmond Ballroom
 
8:45 am-9:00 am
Richmond Ballroom
Registration Desk Opens 
Buffet Breakfast
 
Welcome
 
9:00 am-10:15 am
Richmond Ballroom 
Plenary: From Schooldays to Paydays:  Achieving Successful Transition Outcomes
David Hoff, Institute for Community Inclusion, School of Global Inclusion and Social Development, University of Massachusetts
 
10:30 am-10:45 am
Break
10:45 am-12:00 pm
Richmond Ballroom:  Session A1 - Co-Op with a Purpose
Lisa Rashotte, Community Living Prince Edward
 
Thornhill Room:  Session B1 - Avail Technology
Pete Bennett, Avail Support
Lisa Marie Clinton, Founder and CEO, Avail Support
 
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm-2:15 pm
Richmond Ballroom:  Session A2 - Moving a School District to Inclusive Education:  Supporting Long Term Outcomes for Students
Missy Pfaff, Avon Maitland DSB
Amy Kipfer, Avon Maitland DSB
Kirsten Frank, Avon Maitland DSB
Peggy Blair, Avon Maitland DSB
 
Thornhill Room:  Session B2 - Raising the Bar on Employment Opportunities for Youth with a Disability
Bob Vansickle, Community Living Sarnia-Lambton
Bruce Davidson, Lambton Kent District School Board
 
2:15 pm-2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm-4:00 pm
Richmond Ballroom:  Session A3 - Project Search: An Innovative Model supporting high school students Transition to Adult Life
Oly Backstrom, SCE LifeWorks Inc.
 
Thornhill Room:  Session B3 - Thinking Outside the Box - Innovative Approaches Transitioning from the Classroom to the Workplace
Cory Randell, York Region DSB
David Pilkey, York Region DSB
 
4:00 pm-4:30 pm
Conclusions for the Day & Wrap-Up
David Hoff, Institute for Community Inclusion, School of Global Inclusion and Social Development, University of Massachusetts
 
Closing Remarks
   
   
Ontario Disability Employment Network Email: sdafoe@odenetwork.com
ODEN, P.O. Box 70576, Whitby, ON L1N 9G3, Canada
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