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Subject: Transition/Deafblind/Customized Employment, Independence, Missouri, April 21, 2008

Source: Missouri Deafblind Technical Assistance Project, Missouri School for the Blind

Intended Audience: Special educators and service providers involved with employment training for students who are deafblind as they transition to adult services

Date: January 10, 2008

Michael Callahan, who recently presented at the National Deafblind Consortium Topical Workshops, will present an overview of customized employment using the discovery model that he uses in his approach to teaching individuals with deafblindness and multiple disabilities.  Key areas of the training include: 

* Effective practices in planning and conducting alternative vocational assessments for consumers with deafblindness

* Effective practices in job development

* Effective practices for placement and retention

* Effective practices for funding

The day-long workshop is free with lunch on your own.  Registration deadline is Friday, March 28, 2008. 


For complete announcement text and registration form, go to http://www.msb.k12.mo.us/ and click on Professional Development.

For questions, contact Susan Bonner, Project Coordinator, MSB, (314) 776-4320 ext. 255 or by email at sbonner@msb.k12.mo.us.

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