A virtual conference to promote special needs focused entrepreneurship and social enterprises.
Vanessa Rodriguez, MS, CRC, CDMS, CCM, CESP, CWIP is the Owner/President of Allied Occupational Solutions, LLC. She has extensive experience in providing individualized and holistic vocational rehabilitation services, not limited to job placement & retention, discovery & customized employment, vocational assessment/evaluation, employer engagement, job analysis, Americans with Disabilities Act consultation, and diversity & inclusion training. She is a Board Member of FL APSE and a champion for inclusive workforce solutions.
What will I learn during this presentation?
Vocational assessment is a tool that may inform a person's employment planning and journey. It is designed to clarify an individual’s current and future vocational potential, including employment-related strengths and limitations (THHS, 2020). For persons with disabilities, vocational assessment can be a critical foundation in promoting employment matches that are well-aligned to an individual's strengths, conditions for success market, and labor market (Powers, 2013; Weed & Field, 2012). This presentation reviews the levels of assessment, as well as alternatives to assessment, that may help individuals with disabilities optimize career options (e.g., traditional, self-employment, customized employment) and successful outcomes.
Who should attend?
Persons with Disabilities /Families, VR Counselors
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