Postsecondary Graduate is Featured Speaker for "Support and Connection: Person-Centered Practices During COVID Virtual Training Series

December 14, 2020

Aimee Ortiz-Day,  Program Coordinator
Aimee Ortiz-Day, Program Coordinator

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The Person-Centered Employment Planning Training (PCEP) kicked off their first series of virtual training sessions! PCEP is a two-day training that provides an environment that supports students in gaining the skills and experiences necessary for a successful transition into postsecondary education and/or competitive integrated employment. Certified Person-Centered Planning (PCP) and People Planning Together (PPT) trainers will design and provide activities for students to identify career goals, social and independent living skills necessary for that career, as well as the steps necessary to reach their goals. Students will practice self-advocacy skills with the support of project staff and trainers throughout the development and dissemination of their plan. Developing a person-centered plan will lead to the pursuit of a career, rather than just a job. Four Sessions of Intensive Training (youth- morning and parents/guardians- afternoon) Day 1-3: Students and family members will learn person-centered skills in separate sessions. Day 4: Students and family members will join come together to share what they've learned.

This training event is organized in partnership between the Center on Disability and Development, the Texas Center for Disability studies at the University of Texas, the Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living and the Texas Workforce Commission. For more information, please contact Dr. Meagan Orsag at [email protected] or Aimee Ortiz-Day [email protected]