Community Role in the Culture of Self-Sufficiency

Community inclusion and supported employment have made great strides towards a civil rights equitability and common good in the last 30 to 50 years.  There are many strides yet to take.  One of the strides is to consider culture of support and status quo.  If there is a history of a status quo, what innovation will support a move towards self-sufficiency?   This workshop seeks to identify the knowledge of the persons attending the workshop through a guided network café.  Three to Five specific questions for conversation, one at each table, will be provided with large post-it papers to gather thoughts on: what is most effective, what is least effective and is what is the future hope.  This information will be gathered and used as material for a qualitative research article on this subject.  1)  Personal definition and identification of poverty and self-sufficiency 2)  Consideration of how support (funding, care giving, employment, etc) influences poverty and self-sufficiency 3)  Knowledge of current trends in wage/hours for persons receiving supported employment services 4)  Information take-away to network for supporting persons toward self-sufficiency.

  • DAY 1. The Thursday Poster Presentation SessionThursday, December 4, 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Grand Ballroom North B (Set Up will be 1:30 to 4:30 PM)
  • DAY 2. The Small meeting sessionsFriday, December 5, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Mtg Planner Office A
  • BEST Posters AwardsFriday, December 5 at 2:10 PM. Grand Ballroom North B