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Supported Employment Training Option
June 30, 2008

The Virginia Commonwealth University Web-Based Supported Employment Training is being offered to Pennsylvania providers with tuition reimbursement from the state’s Medicaid Infrastructure Grant. AHEDD, the grant’s coordinating agency, is offering the reimbursement for participants/agencies that successfully complete the August 18 – November 10 web-based training. The reimbursement form is attached.

This online course provides an extensive overview of supported employment and how to facilitate competitive jobs for individuals with significant disabilities, including those with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. There will be six lessons that will be posted every two weeks. Participants can access the information at any time of the day to complete the assignments. Approximately six to eight hours should be allowed per lesson for course completion.

Sessions will include information on employment strategies including:

• evidence-based practice,
• career development,
• customer choice,
• workplace supports,
• Social Security work incentives, and
• zssistive technology.

Course registration is available at www.worksupport.com/registration/webcourse/index.cfm. Questions regarding the reimbursement program may be directed to John Miller, AHEDD, 717-763-0968, x118.

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