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Family Workshop

Start early strategies to promote employment inclusion


Free workshop for parents & caregivers of youth with disabilities

Facilitated by Holland Bloorview & Ontario Disability Employment Network

Did you know that your expectations and your child’s participation in community activities can affect their future employment opportunities? Join us to explore:

  • Having high expectations – why does it matter?
  • How responsibilities at home and extra-curricular activities can build skills and attitudes for future work
  • Myth-busting (Yes – many youth with disabilities work! Employers value diverse workforces.)
  • Programs and services that promote participation

When and Where:

Parents of youth under 12

  • Wednesday May 27, 2020
    6:30-7:30 p.m.

Parents of youth 13+ who are still in high school

  • Wednesday June 3, 2020
    6:30-7:30 p.m.


All sessions take place over Zoom (link will be sent to registrants)


  • Payal Khazanchi, parent & Family as Faculty with Holland Bloorview
  • Ingrid Muschta P.Eng, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Ontario Disability Employment Network
  • Laura Howson-Strong or Carolyn McDougall, Occupational Therapists, Transitions Strategy, Holland Bloorview

To register and questions:

Laura Howson-Strong, OT

Holland Bloorview is a member of the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN). This workshop was developed in collaboration with ODEN and parents. It is offered as part of Holland Bloorview’s Transition Strategy.

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