Champions for Children with Disabilities
October 24, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER
PACER Center workshop in Duluth to focus on employment planning for transition-age youth with disabilities
Minneapolis: PACER Center will offer “The Bridge to Work: Supplemental Security Income and Employment Planning,” a free workshop for parents of teens and young adults with disabilities, and for professionals. The workshop will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Starboard Room at the Hampton Inn, 310 Canal Park Dr., Duluth.
This workshop will provide information on planning for and obtaining employment, and how Supplemental Security Income benefits may be helpful during this process. Parents will learn how Social Security Work Incentives, Vocational Rehabilitation, and other employment programs can help their youth meet his or her postsecondary education, training, employment, and independent living goals.
Parents of students in the 10th grade and beyond are encouraged to attend. Topics will include:
- Employment services
- How to apply for Supplemental Security Income benefits
- Advantages of using Social Security Work Incentives
- Examples of receiving benefits while working or going to school
Joani Werner, Social Security representative, will also be providing information at the workshop.
To register for this free workshop, contact PACER Center at (952) 838-9000 or (800) 537-2237 (toll free), email PACER@PACER.org, or visit PACER.org/workshops.