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The Team Approach for Vocational Success!
Transition planning at its core should always start with who the person is and what are those things that make for a happy life. For many people it is the opportunity to work and contribute in some meaningful way to our social fabric. Those contributions can be reflected in different ways. Some people hope to work for someone else and others want to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit of self-employment. In either instance the young adult will probably need a circle of support to make the dream happen. I am excited to introduce our next facilitator for Trending Topics is Debbie Fiderer.
Debbie is the Coordinator of the Community Services Program at HKNC. She has over 20 years of experience providing vocational services to Deaf-Blind youth and adults including vocational assessment , counseling , career development and job placement. She is a terrific resource and her department has a great track record in negotiating relationships with employers and they know a thing or two about creative approaches to addressing challenges associated supporting deaf-blind people in the community. She will tell you more about herself shortly.
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