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.