Ranging from micro level work to macro level work, we will be reviewing technical strategies for successful collaboration with service providers and vocational rehabilitation to work together to identify ways to secure employment and achieve job retention. ASL interpreting and captions will be available on Zoom.
When: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 2-4pm EST
Free Registration: DeafBlind, low vision, and blind participants are eligible for complimentary attendance to this training session. In order to receive this special offer, please contact HKNC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audience: CRP’s, VR counselors
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Credits: ACVREP CE Hours: 2.0; CRC CEU Hours: 2.0
AccessibilityStatement: Helen Keller Services (HKS) aims to be inclusive and accessible to all individuals, especially the target audience for this webinar series: professionals who work with DeafBlind, low vision, and blind individuals. All HKS trainings include ASL and Spoken English interpretation, captions, audio descriptions and transcripts. We understand the importance of accommodating diverse needs and ensuring equal opportunities for learning. If you require alternative accommodations, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the training event at email@example.com. We look forward to welcoming you to our training program and ensuring an enriching experience for all participants.
David Volper joined HKNC as a DeafBlind Employment Specialist (DBES) in January 2019 and was promoted to Regional Representative (RR) in 2021. Before HKNC, David was a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in Florida. With well over a decade of experience in working in vocational rehabilitation, deaf services, and the Helen Keller National Center combined, he has come to appreciate the challenges and rewards of working with individuals with disabilities, including deaf, hard-of-hearing, and DeafBlind individuals. He completed a BA in Technical Writing at the University of South Florida and went on to complete his MA studies in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky.
Marilyn Trader is the Southeast Regional Representative covering Kentucky, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and Tennessee. Her experience related to this field includes acting as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for DeafBlind consumers under the Division of Services for the Blind in North Carolina and a Mental Health Social Worker for the Deaf, hard of hearing and DeafBlind in North Carolina for 10 years under Wake County Mental Health Services. Prior to moving to North Carolina, she worked at Gallaudet University in the Graduate School Office, and as a lobbyist in Washington DC with guidance from staff at the university and across the country, presenting at universities all over the United States on cultural diversity inclusion programs.
Marilyn attended Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a concentration in Political Science. She attended Gallaudet University with a master’s degree in Social Work with a focus on the DeafBlind Community.