What is the Family Employment Awareness Training                   (FEAT) Project?

Family Employment Awareness Training – FEAT

  • A two-day training designed for families, their young adults who have support needs, and the professionals who support them.

The goals of FEAT are to:

  • Increase expectations for competitive employment of the young adult with a disability
  • Increase knowledge of state and federal resources to support the employment of the young adult

The Benefits to Schools, Teachers, Families & Students Schools

  • Receive free, up-to-date, in-service training for special education teachers and staff Teachers
  • Gain knowledge of the adult service systems · Learn about “outside the box,” customized employment possibilities
  • Plan with families and young adult, increasing successful transition to adulthood and family involvement
  • Meet representatives from various employment resources in your community
  • Participate in follow-up technical assistance meetings to learn more about how to support students with various needs to be competitively employed Families
  • Increase their understanding of transition to employment and knowledge of resources to sup port post-secondary employment of their child
  • Network with other families going through transition
  • Meet representatives from various employment resources in your community
  • Plan for transition and employment meetings
  • Participate in follow-up technical assistance meetings to support implementation of their employment plan Young adults with disabilities
  • Gain knowledge of supports and services
  • Brainstorm possible employment options and discuss support needs with peers
  • Learn self-advocacy skills related to employment
  • Gain an understanding of disability disclosure

By Invite Only: March 9th and 15th:  Train-the-Trainer
Location: Easterseals Nebraska (Omaha, NE)
Time: 9am to 4pm

Gretna FEAT will take place on April 6th & 13th
Family Employment Awareness Training
Location: Gretna Public Schools Administration Offices
Time: 9am to 4pm.    All are welcome!

Register Here

For more information, contact PTI Nebraska.

FEAT Project sponsored by a grant provided by Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation Services, in partnership with Indiana University and PTI Nebraska.

Informed Parents = Improved Outcomes for Families