The Arc is hosting a full day on “Customized Employment” at the Tinley Park Convention Center on Thursday, May 16th.Two major sessions are planned focusing on real employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
1.     From Segregated to Customized: The Shift to Personalized Employment; Laura Owens, Ph.D. A shift is happening in the way we think about people with disabilities and their futures. Employment first is becoming the standard for education and community services. Come and learn more about Employment First and Personalized Employment.

2.     Individualized Job Development: Meeting the Needs of Both Customers!; Edward Sheely. In Edward’s presentation he will discuss strategies for individualizing the employment relationship between employees and employers in ways that meet the needs of both. A must see presentation!
Dr. Laura Owens and Edward Sheehy are national resources on customized employment and have a great deal of practical experience to share with you.
Go to this link for more program and registration information: Arc Customized Employment Seminar

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)