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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Free Training Opportunities for Educators and School Staff through June 30
The duration and time of day for each
training can be tailored to fit the needs of professionals in your
respective school or district.
Choose from three great training topics
Social Security Benefits and
Employment: Learn the nuts and
bolts of what going to work may (and may not!) mean for your
students who receive Social Security benefits. This training
will equip professionals with the knowledge they need to
challenge common misconceptions about SSI/SSDI and employment,
available work incentives for beneficiaries, and the community
resources available to provide one-on-one support to
beneficiaries and their families.
Supported Decision Making and
Alternatives to Guardianship: While the evidence base for self-determination
and decision making support for young adults with disabilities
is expansive, the rate of guardianship has tripled in the US
over the last 20 years. Studies indicate that most education
professionals are largely unaware of what guardianship entails and
the potential impacts it may have on post-school opportunities
and outcomes for young adults. This training will prepare
educators with the awareness they need to ensure that students
and families are being provided an array of options for decision
making support to maximize positive post-school outcomes.
Self-Determination and Free
Resources for Teachers:This training covers
the evidence base behind self-determination as an essential set
of skills and awareness for empowering students with
disabilities in transition and improving post-school outcomes.
Educators will be provided an overview of the free, evidence-based
tools available for fostering self-determination skills,
collecting data alongside SD skill acquisition, and implementing
To schedule a training, simply pick one of the above
topics and click the button below. For additional questions
please call Charlie Walters at 803-779-5121 ext 133.
Thank you to the
SC Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Services for
making these training opportunities possible!