Champions for Children with Disabilities
March 21, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: PACER Center 952-838-9000, 800-53-PACER
PACER Center workshop in St. Paul 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 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 in Room 212 (Anna Heilmaier Meeting Room) at Neighborhood House at Wellstone Center, 179 Robie St. E., St. Paul.
This workshop will provide information on planning for and obtaining employment, and how Supplemental 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 provide information at the workshop.