Employment Workshop Series
To Equip And Empower People Living With Epilepsy For
Success In The Workplace.
CONNECTICUT EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
October 16th 12 PM
Presenters: Jennifer Gorman; Carly Duffy; Mary Burgard
Learn about programs offered by The Department of Aging & Disabilities that address barriers to employment, and help prepare for, obtain, and maintain competitive employment. Featured
programs include, Senior Community Service Program, Bureau of Rehabilitative Services (BRS), and Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) vocational rehabilitation program.
FINDING THE RIGHT JOB AND BUILDING CONFIDENCE
October 31st 12 PM
Presenters: Michael Hawkins & Aaron Linson, Disability Solutions; Paige DiTomasso, LMSW, Wellness Coach, CSCS
This workshop will present practical steps to finding the right employer and job for YOU. A social worker and health coach will also take you through some practices and skills to break down limiting beliefs and build a mindset of strength for success.Click to view recording
HOW TO SPEAK TO YOUR EMPLOYER ABOUT YOUR DISABILITY: BEING YOUR BEST ADVOCATE
November 13th 6 PM
Presenters: June O’Leary, Disability Advocate City of New Britain; Caela Daly, Epilepsy Advocate; Aline Herlopian, MD
Communication is key! There is a lot of uncertainty around how and when to disclose a disability to an employer. Receive recommendations for best practices around disclosure and how to access reasonable accommodations in the workplace. You will hear from a disability advocate, a neurologist, and an individual about their personal experience in the workplace as a person with Epilepsy.Click to view recording
HOW TO RESPOND TO AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM
DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE
November 28th 4 PM
Presenters: Christopher Blustein, CHRO Representative; Ashanti Fleming, CHRO
Representative; Meagan Graefe Esq.
Representatives from the Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities (CHRO) will take you through the process to file a discrimination complaint and ways the office can help including remedies to protect yourself as a person with a medical condition or disability.Click to view recording