This training covers how to prepare teens for success and addresses available supports, the transition to school and/or work, Individual Education Plans (IEPs). The presentation will also include a discussion of whether and how to disclose a mental illness or other disability, legal issues, and other changes youth encounter during the transition from youth to adulthood.
This training will focus on adults with disabilities and their rights under state and national law. Focus will be placed on disability rights within 4 major life areas:
Special focus will be given to employment including disclosing a disability, job accommodations and employee vs. employer rights.
Resources will be provided so participants can get further information on specific disability rights.
Cynthia Fashaw is the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota’s Director of Children’s Programs and Multicultural Outreach. She leads the Children’s and Young Adult program team, develops curriculum and provides training to parents and professionals statewide to educate about mental illnesses, treatment, resources and recovery. In addition, Cynthia works in cultural communities providing training to professionals and education to parents and caregivers about help for children with challenging behaviors or mental illnesses in the medical, mental health and educational systems, as well as providing education about mental illness, treatment, and steps to start the conversation about mental illness in the community.
David Fullerton is a Career Rehabilitation Counselor with the State of MN in the vocational rehabilitation division of Dept. of Employment & Economic Development, and has been for 14 years. He focuses primarily on individuals with mental health issues, and those with a criminal background. He works currently out of the Anoka County location.
ADDRESS: 553 Fairview Ave. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104