Increasing Independence in Deaf Children, Workshop presented by Jennifer Whyman and Max Ryser

  • 28 Feb 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • DVR 2051 West Northern Ste 200


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This workshop will introduce participants to resources available to the Deaf community related to transition services. Participants will learn about transition services available to Deaf and Hard of Hearing, including Social Security, Vocational Rehabilitation, ACDHH, college disability department. Participants learn about skills needed for independent living, such as finance management, time management, and work ethics. Participants will conduct a needs assessment and transition planning using a case study.

This workshop will be presented in ASL. No voice interpretation will be provided.

Jennifer Whyman has over 12 years experience interpreting and holds an RID CT and an EIPA 3.6. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2008 with her Masters in Social Work.

Max Ryser is a trained rehabilitation counselor with over 10 years of direct human services experience, with much of that time spent as a certified and licensed counselor.  He has worked as a program manager for Thresholds Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centers in Chicago, Illinois, and also as a rehabilitation counselor for the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services.  Max has a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Northern Illinois University, and is now a second-year doctoral student at A.T. Still University in Arizona.


Arizona Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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