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CCC General Meeting: Career Counseling for Clients with Invisible Disabilities

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

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CCC General Meeting
Northeastern University | Boston, MA

MARCH 8, 2017: Career Counseling for CLIENTS WITH INVISIBLE DISABILITIES

             

Location: The Fenway Center

77 St. Stephens Street 

Boston, MA 02115


Please note: The Fenway Center is located at 77 St. Stephens Street, on the corner of Gainsborough and St. Stephens Street. The closest parking garage is Gainsborough and the closest T stop is Symphony. On the printable campus map, The Fenway Center is labeled building 71 (not to be confused with "140 The Fenway"- that is a different building).

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm 

This general meeting with focus on career counseling techniques and strategies for supporting clients with invisible disabilities. Speakers with extensive experience and knowledge will present on the intricacies of the job search and entering the workplace for individuals living with learning disabilities, mental health issues, or clients on the Autism spectrum.

The meeting will have three main themes:

  • One portion of the general meeting will focus on how Career Counselors can support these clients in deciding on a career path and navigating the job search process. What resources are available?
  • The second portion will inform our relationships with employers in the value of hiring individuals with disabilities.
  • The last portion of the meeting with dive into how we can support clients with disabilities once they are in the workforce. How can we be advocates and allies?

All sections will include relevant resources on legal implications, current trends, and proven strategies to support this population.

The dialogue will be facilitated by Diane Ciarletta, Director, Northeastern University Career Development. Please see speakers and topics below. Note that each presentation will be approximately 30-40 minutes followed by a Q&A session:

Counseling Techniques and Resources for Individuals with Disabilities on the Job Search

By: Correen Reinhold & Margie Gilligan

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

 

Communicating with Employers on the Value of Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

By: Kathy Petkauskos & Megan Northup 

Work Without Limits

 

Maintaining Work and Wellness for 

People With Mental Illness

By: Dori Hutchinson, Sc. D

Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation / Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association


Please see speaker bios here. Submit any questions you would like asked on the topic with your registration form.

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