Innovative Person Driven Accommodation Tools with Jennifer White

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This webinar examines the lens we use to define supports and accommodations, incorporating the use of high and low-tech accommodations built with and by students with disabilities. These tools have a track record of success to address:
• low motivation
• passive and aggressive interactions
• shifting service models from compliance to alliance
• new twists on low tech accommodations
• apps as accommodation to gain independence
• self-advocacy film, customer file footage, video training, video resumes
• sequencing tools to build calendars, learn task steps. cook
• financial literacy, connecting production and earnings
• examples and templates for creating “How To” training tools
• business minded employer engagement

Jennifer White, CEO, Able Opportunities, Inc., is a Special Education Teacher, Subject Matter Expert for the Department of Labor, a Corporate Disability Inclusion Specialist and National Technical Assistance Consultant. Her experience includes collaboration with teams across classroom, residential, community and work support systems. Her background includes university research, collaboration to honor and include the culture of first nation peoples, and cross agency projects serving people with intellectual developmental disabilities. Her drive to level the playing field with appropriate accommodations has resulted in decades of innovation. Her enthusiasm, based in functional solutions, is contagious.



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