Thank you for joining us at the 2019 Employment First Conference!
Continuing On: Strengthening Partnerships for Community Life
May 15, 2019
This year’s Employment First conference provided an intensive, collaborative day of learning and problem solving for service providers, funders, families, and self-advocates who want to transform services to support people with disabilities to build full lives in their communities that include employment, volunteering, recreational, social and other community activities.
Service transformation requires strong communication and collaboration between all stakeholders at all levels. At this year’s conference, we focused on sharing a variety of perspectives and experiences from these stakeholders and learned from others who have successfully forged through the changes we are undergoing in Wisconsin. View the Conference Program and check out the compilation of ideas generated during the closing session on tangible ways to drive Wisconsin forward.
View recordings here.
The following sessions were recorded:
- Collaboration to Increase Competitive Integrated Employment for People with Developmental Disabilities – Act 178 — Sarah Lincoln, Iris Jacobson, Alexa Nobis
- HCBS Nonresidential Settings Rule (“Everything You Need to Know about the Federal Home and Community-based Setting Rule for Non0Residential Settings”) — Betsy Genz, Tammy Hofmeister, Gail Propsom
- Using Community-Based Service as an Effective Pathway (though not a prerequisite!) to Work — Genni Sasnett Please note: due to technical difficulties the entire presentation was not recorded.
- Competitive Integrated Employment – Pay for Performance Initiative — Jennifer Flemal, Elaine Leon, Vanessa Shaw, Erin Smith, Lindsey Kreitzman
- Trends in Employment Policies: Update from Washington DC — Nicole Jorwic
- Us and Them: Understanding the Family Experience and Making them Your Most Valuable Partner — Sean Roy
Many thanks to the WI Department of Health Services for recording these sessions for the conference!
- Session 2 — Us and Them: Understanding the Family Experience and Making them Your Most Valuable Partner (Sean Roy)
- Session 3 — Transforming Facility-Based Supports into Community-Based Outcomes (Shayne Roos)
- Session 4 — Let’s Think Possible! Promoting the Possibility of Employment for All Children (Samantha Ninnemann and Kimberly Pertzborn)
- Session 6 & 17 — Using Community-Based Services as an Effective Pathway (though not a prerequisite!) to Work (Genni Sasnett)
- Session 7 & 10 — Trends in Employment Policies: Update from Washington DC (Nicole Jorwic)
- Session 8 & 16 — State Employment Policies: What is New and What is on the Horizon (Lisa Pugh)
- Session 11 — Partnering with People to Self-Direct Meaningful Lives in their Communities (Carrie Witt and Megan Acheson)
- Session 13 — WI WIOA Career Interview Project Overview (Jessica Smith, Amy Thomson, David Knuth)
- Session 14 — Be the Change You Want to See (Genni Sasnett)
- Session 15 — Using Collaboration to Engage Businesses (Ashley Gustafson, MiKayla Kunde)
- Session 19 — Impact of Wisconsin PROMISE on Educational Attainment and Employment of Teenagers Receiving Supplemental Security Income and their Families (Ellie Hartman)
- Session 23 — Employment First Partners: Building Awareness and Opportunity – Community by Community (Molly Cooney, Megan Rindal, Beth Lohman, Victoria Jensen, Liza Hellenbrand, Employment First Ambassadors)
If you have any questions, please contact Molly Cooney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-266-0266.