(DFDN),March 18, 2015 (UPDATE) The Everyone Work! Project

Presentation: Total Link2 Community

Time change 6:30 pm to start

DuPage Family Disability Network (DFDN)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Open Meeting
Lisle Library
Lisle, IL 60532
6:45pm to 8:45pm

DFDN is pleased to present information ON:

Please Note Change:

Program update:

The Everyone Work! Project: (As scheduled)
Customized Employment, Innovation & Collaboration
Will be presenting at the March 18th meeting.

IL Department of Human Services: Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
Project Search have been rescheduled for May 20th


The Everyone Work! Project:
Customized Employment, Innovation & Collaboration

For the first time Dr. Janice Wienstien, Total Link2 Community

Customized Employment: Everyone Works!

The Everyone Works! Project is funded in part by the Illinois Council on
Developmental Disabilities as a way to bring the best practice of
customized employment to the state of Illinois. Through partnership with
key stakeholders including; schools, families and community agencies,
Total Link2 Community has developed competitive, inclusive employment for
more than 30 individuals living with intellectual and developmental
disabilities. Janice Weinstein will share stories about stakeholders
working together to make employment happen for everyone. Janice will
review the process of customized employment, which encompasses 6 key
steps; discovery of personal genius, capturing discovery through profiles,
person centered collaboration, portfolio development and job development.
Participants will learn firsthand what this process looks like and how we
can create partnerships in order to develop and sustain inclusive

DuPage Family Disability Network is offering an opportunity to present
these topics and have questions answered at our March 18, 2015 meeting.


Janice Weinstein, Psy,D. is the executive director of Total Link2
Community. Janice is responsible for overseeing the Everyone Works!
project, an investment of the Illinois Council on Developmental
Disabilities (ICDD). She also oversees a second employment project funded
by and in collaboration with the Department of Rehabilitative Services –
BIP. This project is a pilot that incorporates Customized Employment and
salient aspects of the IPS Model of Supported Employment for persons with
intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Total Link2 Community has been instrumental in bringing Customized
Employment to the state of Illinois by providing training to schools,
agencies and private providers in partnership with the ICDD and the
Department of Rehabilitative Services. Total Link2 Community has also
worked closely with NSSED (Northern Suburban Special Education District
Cooperative) to use the Discovery model with students in transition in
order to create sustainable outcomes for students with intellectual and
developmental disabilities who have more complex support needs. Total
Link2 Community has successfully used the model of customized employment
to place 30 individuals with ID/DD in inclusive employment settings
including microenterprise. Total Link2 Community also provides; monthly
webinars, consultation and ongoing training for stakeholders committed to
using the principles and strategies of Customized Employment.

Registration is required, e-mailing below:

1. Name:
2. Number Attending:
3. Parent or Organization:

Look forward to seeing

Board Members of DFDN

Facilities provided by:
Lisle Public Library
777 Front Street
Lisle IL 60532 Capacity: 95

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