|Cary Griffin, of The University of Montana's Rural Institute, spotlights 6 motivating pioneers who pushed past competitive employment limits. These enterprisers prove that with proper supports, self- and supported employment for all leaps from impossible dream to reality.
Winning Support - See how employment specialists and funding sources grew Brian’s military miniatures into contracts and hirings. Melissa launched her gourmet dog treats with research help on her community’s needs. Now she combines dog treat advertising with her personal voice on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in TV public service commercials.
Thru the Setbacks - Hear how lease funds and community support for Gretel’s aquarium supplies helped her weather a disaster. And see collaboration match Jerry’s sports passion to a business-within-business opportunity at a health club. With help to own his own resource, Jerry manages his work life in spite of significant disability.
Use to jump-start employment possibilities:
Supported Employment and Work Programs
College Disability and Special Education Programs
Staff, Funding Agencies, and People with Disabilities who need to "Think Bigger"
book uses a six tier approach to organizational change and
improvement. A terrific guide for trainers and managers alike,
this book lays the foundation for organizations challenged
by high staff turnover, frequent and unproductive meetings,
weak Boards of Directors, and poor service quality and outcomes.
Of course, Griffin-Hammis Associates have applied the lessons
and exercises in this book to organizations across the country
with excellent results. Training and consultation is available
on the topics which include: Unfreezing the Corporate Culture;
Refining Agency and Personal Values; Creating Leaderful Teams;
Understanding Personal Supervision; Creating an Active Mission,
Improving Communication and Conflict Management Skills, and
Understanding Personnel Evaluation and Reward.
M. Griffin, M.A., is an employment advocate and Director of Training
at the Rural Institute at The University of Montana. In this video
he provides an insightful overview of the unique challenges facing
supported employment specialists in rural areas in this video.
He also discusses how to successfully develop jobs by focusing
on individuals, working with local businesses, and building upon
small towns; strong sense of community.