The Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce two
training opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities,
families, providers and agencies through our partnership with Griffin-Hammis
Associates and the Kansas Small Business Development Centers.
An Immersion into Self-Employment for Individuals with Developmental
A three day intensive training that introduces the major elements required
to craft a small business. We’ll also be recruiting a small number of
individuals, families, professionals and agencies that wish to pursue
self-employment development in their communities over the next 2 years.
November 7-9, 2012
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Room 2325, Lower Jewel
7250 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS
November 12-14, 2012
Garden City Community College
801 N. Campus Drive
Garden City, KS
Join us for this 3-day intensive training that teaches how to make
self-employment a reality for interested individuals with developmental
The Training Covers:
Discovery/Assessment & Business Feasibility
Essentials of Business Plans, Business Financials, Start-Up Funding
Marketing & Sales, Business Support strategies, SSA Benefits and Work
Incentives, Open discussion of business ideas & issues
Those attending will be eligible to apply for on-going technical assistance
and support through the Kansas Small Business Development Centers and
Griffin-Hammis Associates to assist with implementation.
Who Should Attend?
Individuals with disabilities, family members, Community Rehabilitation
Providers, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Educators, Advocates, and
Small Business Development Center personnel.
In collaboration with:
Kansas Small Business Development Center &
The training is provided free of charge to the first 40 participants in each
location. Come learn about on-line and on-site training you may qualify for!
To Register for Kansas City follow this link:
To Register for Garden City follow this link:
About the Trainer: Janet Steveley is Senior Consultant at GHA. Her extensive
background includes working with the Helen Keller national technical
assistance project, she trains on evidence-based employment practices for
individuals with psychiatric disabilities, works with transition age youth,
and is a member of the faculty of the national Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for
Veterans sponsored by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse
University. She is also a certified Social Security benefits analyst.
For more information on the training sessions, please contact Janet Steveley
(jsteveley) or Cary Griffin (cgriffin)
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