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PADES Day 3

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 – Day 3

7:30am
7:30 – 9:00am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30am
Breakout Session 16:

The Schedule A Hiring Authority
Federal Employment Possibilities for Individuals with Disabilities

Session Details

PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Rob Hodapp

Breakout Session 17:

Take Charge of YOUR Future...Choose Work!
Session Details
Dauphin County MH/ID Program
- Shirley Keith Knox

Cumberland Perry MH/IDD Program
- Susan Carbaughx

Breakout Session 18:

Let’s Get to Work
Employment and the Office of Developmental Programs Policy

Session Details
Self-Advocates United as 1 (SAU1)
- Kaye Lenker
- TBA
- TBA

10:30 – 11:00am
Break
11:00 – 12:30pm
Breakout Session 19:

Accessing Community Transportation, Inc.
A peer travel training self-directed support corporation

Session Details
The Rhode Island Center of Excellence on Disability Education and Research
- John Susa
- Connie Susa
- Mark Susa

Breakout Session 20:

Marcellus Shale Impact in Pennsylvania and Job Opportunities for People with DisAbilities
Session Details

PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Ralph Roach
- Rob Hodapp

Breakout Session 21:

Disability and the Arts: Turning Passion into Paying Gigs!
Session Details


- Brooke Fox

12:30 ~

Day 3: Session Details

9:00 to 10:30am | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 16: The Schedule A Hiring Authority; Federal Employment possibilities for individuals with disabilities

Unknown to many job seekers, there are numerous employment opportunities available for people with disabilities with the federal government. This workshop will introduce attendees to the Schedule A hiring authority that allows qualified applicants with disabilities access to good federal careers with great family sustaining wages and benefits.

9:00 to 10:30am | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 17: Take Charge of YOUR Future...Choose Work!

Employment is a critical component of adult life. Assuring that working age adults with intellectual disabilities have similar opportunities for “real work for real pay” , requires the ID system to change the message we send to families. The message must change from one of dependence on the system to one of empowerment and recognition of local expertise that families and individuals have of their own community resources.

9:00 to 10:30am | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 18: Let's Get to Work: Employment and the Office of Developmental Programs (O.D.P.) Policy

Self Advocates will learn how to plan for, find, and keep a job, and how ODP can help. Learn how to make sure you do not lose your benefits when you get a job. Participants will leave knowing how to start preparing for and getting the jobs they want.

11:00am to 12:30pm | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 19: Accessing Community Transportation, Inc.: A peer travel training self-directed support corporation

Despite multiple disabilities (ID, CP& Hearing Loss), Mark Susa the CEO of a business teaches others with disabilities how to use public transportation. This presentation will provide concrete information about the successful application of strength based person centered planning has resulted in the outcome of self- employment for him.

11:00am to 12:30pm | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 20: Marcellus Shale Impact in Pennsylvania and Job Opportunities for People with DisAbilities

Marcellus Shale extraction in Pennsylvania is expected to have a significant impact across the State as this resource becomes a domestic energy source over the next 20 years and beyond. This presentation will describe the exciting job opportunities for People with Disabilities in regions were Marcellus Shale extraction is changing the occupational and economic outlook.

11:00am to 12:30pm | Back to Agenda

Breakout Session 21: Disability and the Arts – Turning Passion into Paying Gigs!

Breaking into the arts and entertainment field is a challenge for anyone. Finding success as an artist with a disability can be even more elusive. Join Singer/Songwriter and international performance artist Brooke Fox as she discusses her story, and offers strategies for turning opportunities into a sustainable living in the arts. She'll be sharing songs and relaying her experiences as a member artist of Visionary Media, a NYC agency which seeks out employment opportunities for blind and visually impaired musicians.

Presenter: Brooke Fox