ODP Employment Regional Symposium

ODP Employment Regional Symposium

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Closing the Gap: Achieving a Workforce with Different Abilities

Registration Now OPEN!
In this second annual ODP Employment Regional Symposium, participants will hear from employers about how, what, and why they hired individuals with developmental disabilities. Individuals who are employed and their teams will describe how having a job made a difference in their lives and the lives of their families. Representatives from the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), and the Bureau of Special Education will discuss collaboration across systems and offices with a focus on things that you thought might not be possible.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in advancing the employment of individuals with developmental disabilities including but not limited to: current and future employers, local education authorities, intermediate units, ODP employment/community participation support/residential providers, supports coordinators, administrative entities, transition counselors, regional employment coalitions, and OVR business liaisons.

All sessions will run from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Morning beverages and snacks are on your own.

Session Dates and Location:

June 5, 2024 Tannersville, PA, Northampton Community College
June 12, 2024 Butler, PA, Monarch Institute
June 18, 2024 Malvern, PA, PaTTAN East
June 26, 2024 Bellefonte, PA, Central Penn Institute of Science and Technology

You will be prompted to select the location you wish to attend on the registration page.

Use this link to register. For questions, please submit via email.