FMS Series: Exploring Opportunities for Creating Employment

Key Points Covered

  • Engaging employers
  • Creating employment possibilities based on the interests of the individual
  • Facilitating natural supports in an employment setting

Employment has a central role in most people’s lives, offering purpose and meaning, in addition to an income. The vast majority of individuals with developmental disabilities can be successfully employed at least part-time, and many full-time.

The resources available through Family Managed Supports (FMS) can be effectively utilized to both create employment possibilities and to provide on-the-job supports to ensure success, when and where needed. More and more employers are demonstrating a willingness and recognizing the benefits of hiring individuals with developmental disabilities.

Workshop presenters:

Wendy McDonald, District 5370 Rotary Employment Partnership Committee Chair, Inclusion Alberta Chief Operating Officer
Trina Steed, Inclusion Alberta Provincial Director, Employment Partnerships

To register:

Contact Saltanat Ashymova by phone, 403.717.0361, or email,
Lunch will be provided. Please advise if there are any dietary restrictions.
Families are welcome to bring their FMS staff.


Save the date for the upcoming workshop on Creating and Facilitating Relationships Through Community Engagement on February 8, 2020.

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