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Workshop held to assist individuals with disabilities

BURNHAM — The Huntingdon-Mifflin-Juniata Employment Coalition is offering a free family workshop to learn more about the role employment can play in a young adult with disabilities’ life on Sept. 22.

The workshop is designed for families to help a loved one explore interests and prepare for employment success for individuals with disabilities.

The workshop, Work is Possible: Imagining a Great Life for Individuals with Disabilities, is a project funded by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council. This free opportunity is presented to ask questions and meet other families at Birch Hill, 100 N. Pine St., Burnham.

Dinner is provided beginning at 5 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6 p.m. with Sean Roy, chief training officer

with TransCen.

Roy, a sibling of an individual with a disability, has been training families for more than 20 years. Roy is a sought-after national speaker and trainer who often speaks at conferences and virtual events. He believes strongly that all people have value and his fun, interactive presentations have helped families all over the country reimagine what the future for their son or daughter can look like.

This workshop is designed for families who wish to know more about the role employment can play in their young adult’s life. TransCen offers inspiration for parents, guardians, teachers and agency personnel who support students ages 13 to 26 with disabilities to encourage systems change and career development of individuals with disabilities.

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