The leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York New York 10017
800-221-4602
[email protected] 

#DSWORKS® Webinar Series

NDSS #DSWORKS® WEBINAR SERIES: CELEBRATING #NATIONALENTREPEURSHIPMONTH: A DISCUSSION ON THE POSSIBILITY AND OPTIONS OF SELF-EMPLOYMENT 

November 28, 2016
Presenters: Boaz Nelson Santiago, Co-Founder of Picasso Einstein

The #DSWORKS® November webinar celebrates #NationalEntrepreneurshipMonth with Boaz Nelson Santiago of Picasso Einstein. Picasso Einstein trains individuals & families with disabilities how to create a simple & meaningful job through self-employment and simultaneously, provide awareness to the general public and disability community as to the viability of self-employment, so that self-employment is always explored as an option, no matter the disability or the perceived impairment.

View Webinar 

NDSS #DSWORKS® WEBINAR SERIES: Employment First OPportunities

October 18, 2016 at 2PM ET

Presenters: Richard Davis, Policy Advisor, ODEP/USDOL; Andy Arias, Policy Advisor, ODEP; Vanessa Quick, NDSS Director of Programming & Community Outreach; Camille Franco, #DSWORKS® Program Manager

The #DSWORKS® webinar, “Employment First Opportunities” discusses what is ODEP's Employment First Program, how Employment First can benefit the Down syndrome community and opportunities to participate in ODEP's Employment First. This webinar is intended to educate families, educators, employers, and people with Down syndrome on what Employment First is and how they can get involved in Employment First in their state. During the webinar, Richard Davis and Andy Arias will share their knowledge as Policy Advisors at Office of Disability Employment Policy.

View Slides

View Webinar


NDSS #DSWORKS
® WEBINAR SERIES: ENGAGING ALLIES: HOW FAMILIES AND MENTORS CAN SUPPORT SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO EMPLOYMENT

September 29, 2016 at 2PM ET

Presenters: Erin Riehle, RN, MSN, Project SEARCH Founder & Director; Vanessa Quick, NDSS Director of Programming & Community Outreach

The #DSWORKS® webinar, “Engaging Allies: How Families and Mentors Can Support Successful Transition to Employment” covers a wide range of topics including important work skills and social skills to increase likelihood of employment, predictors of job success and parental barriers to transition. This webinar is intended to educate families and educators on skills a person with Down syndrome needs in order to be successful in the workforce. During the webinar, Erin Riehle will share her knowledge as founder and Senior Director of Project SEARCH, an employment and transition program that has received national recognition for innovative practices. 

View Slides 

View Webinar


NDSS #DSWORKS
® WEBINAR SERIES: INTRO TO #DSWORKS®

June 1, 2016 

Presenters: Sara Hart Weir, MS, NDSS President; Heather Sachs, JD, Vice President of Advocacy & Public Policy; Vanessa Quick, NDSS Director of Programming & Community Outreach

In the second webinar “Intro to #DSWORKS®,” NDSS President Sara Weir, NDSS Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy Heather Sachs and NDSS Director of Programming and Community Outreach Vanessa Quick will share NDSS’ vision and a comprehensive overview of the #DSWORKS® campaign. Our NDSS #DSWORKS® campaign is designed to educate the general public about how individuals with Down syndrome are employable and should be included in all aspects of the work force. Additionally, the campaign aims to encourage corporations and businesses to invest in hiring people with Down syndrome and to increase the number of opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome to work in meaningful and competitive employment settings. NDSS will accomplish these goals by creating comprehensive resources for employers, families and local Down syndrome organizations while advancing a wide-ranging federal and state legislative agenda to break down barriers to meaningful employment for individuals with Down syndrome; and launching an NDSS Corporate Roundtable focused on national and local corporations and businesses who are committed to joining forces with NDSS to hire individuals with Down syndrome.  

View Webinar


#DSWORKS® WEBINAR SERIES: VALUED, ABLE & READY TO WORK WITH SELF-ADVOCATE DAVID EGAN 

May 16, 2016

Presenters: David Egan, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Public Policy Fellow; Vanessa Quick, NDSS Director of Programming & Community Outreach

This presentation, the first in a series of topics related to employment and our #DSWORKS® campaign, will provide an overview of our new NDSS employment resource, Valued, Able & Ready to Work: Employing Individuals with Down Syndrome. This resource is intended to educate employers on hiring people with Down syndrome. During the webinar, our presenters will highlight key elements of the resource guide. In addition, David Egan who played a key role in the development of the guide, will share his experiences as a person with Down syndrome who has been competitively employed for more than twenty years.

View Webinar 

 

Check this page for more upcoming webinars!

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors