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Building a Meaningful Life

The Value of Work + Community for People with Developmental Disabilities

Building a Meaningful Life explores a variety of ways people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities can begin the process of finding their place in the work and the community as they prepare to exit school-based services. 

This forum is designed for families of young adults with developmental disabilities to begin discussions about life after high school, families of older adults who are interested in work and community experiences outside the home, as well as educators and support providers.


Topics and Speakers

Employment First:  What does this mean for people with a disability?
Keith Banner, Community Life Engagement Project Manager
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Vocational Rehabilitation and Job Support:  Understanding the Process
Vanessa Elliott
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Pre-Employment Transition Services and Summer Work Experiences for School-Age Students
Melissa Shannon
Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati

Career Readiness Training, Community Engagement & Adult Services
Chrissy Perkins, Director of Community Integrated Services
Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati

Inclusion & the Employment Landscape in 2021
Gary Pottebaum, Director Transition & Community Employment
Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati

The Future is Now:  Staying-in-the-Know and Planning for the Future
Sean Bostic and Dawn Freudenberg
Hamilton County Department of Disability Services

This forum is presented in partnership with

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Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Logo

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Contact Cindy Aardema
Easterseals Community & Family Engagement Coordinator
513- 827-1088  |

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