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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together our constituents to share resources and success stories, learn about field-driven best practices, and network within a community engaged in shared values. The Conference is attended by passionate leaders, experts, and advocates from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees are influential in their fields and communities, and play an important role in the provision of services and supports for the millions of individuals and organizations around the world; and include professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; self-advocates, adult service providers; students, family members, and many others.  This year’s conference theme, Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities, reminds us that equity, opportunity, and inclusion relies on the input of broad perspectives and experiences.
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Friday, December 6 • 10:55am - 11:45am
Reverse Job Fairs: Turning the Tables for Job Seekers with Disabilities Seating Available

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Limited Capacity seats available

A reverse job fair is an innovative job recruitment event that puts job seekers with disabilities in a position to showcase their talents and experience to local employers and recruiters. Unlike a typical job fair where businesses set up booths and job seekers walk around and talk to various employers, a reverse job fair has job seekers setting up booths, and employers walking around and talking to perspective job candidates. This process allows job seekers with disabilities to sell themselves through a presentation and visual resume, putting them in a position of control. Visual resumes are important components for job seekers with disabilities to present their strengths and talents during the reverse job fair. Creating visual resumes captures a job seeker's passions, interests and desires related to their employment goals - significantly increasing their chances for employment. Creating visual resumes also engages the individual in the job seeking process in a fun and productive way. This presenter will discuss the process planning and implementing a reverse job fairs from preparing job seekers to inviting the business community, and strategies to create visual resumes that enhance competitive integrated employment outcomes for job seekers with disabilities.

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Laura Owens

President, TransCen Inc.
Laura A. Owens, Ph.D., CESP, has over 30 years of experience as a national leader in the transition and disability employment field. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) and the President of TransCen... Read More →

Friday December 6, 2019 10:55am - 11:45am
Meeting Room: Coyote 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226

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