04:30 pm - 06:20 pm
FCSN SOUTH BAY Free Seminar Topic: “The Principles of Employment First“
Speaker: David Grady, MA, MFT, State Council on Developmental Disability, Central Coast
Date/Time: March 16, Saturday, 4:30-6:20pm
Place: FCSN South Bay Center, 1029 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
Cost of Seminar: FREE
Children Classes and Dinner: ONLY available for registered South Bay Regular Family Support Gathering families (not available for walk-ins)
Employment First is a policy and also an attitude that all people, regardless of disability can and should work and earn an income. David will discuss current employment incentives for men and women as well as the process of discovery, so our families are active in their children’s career development, and finally how families can work with service providers to focus on employment.
David Grady, MA, MFT, is the Regional Manager of the State Council on Developmental Disability, Central Coast. David’s career and work as the Regional Manager is dedicated to promoting self-determination, independence, productivity, integration and inclusion for people with developmental disability in both their school and community life. As the SCDD Regional Manager for both the San Andreas and Tri-County Regional Center catchments, David collaborates with individuals, families, providers, teachers, policy makers and the community to accomplish system change and overall quality improvement throughout the developmental service system.
David has a full career that has included direct care and program management in residential, vocational, independent living, and quality assurance. David works with individuals and families navigate the service system. He has a broad awareness of the services and supports in the area, as well as the obstacles and needs that are being faced by families and individuals with developmental disability.
Coordinator: Yvonne Liu, Jennifer Li
FCSN and King Forest Foundation Seminar Coordinator
Sponsored by Department of Developmental Services