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Date(s) - 11/14/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Please register for The Arc of Illinois Lunch Webinar –

Social Capital and  Customized Employment – What is Social Capital and Why Is It Important? on Nov 14, 2017 12:00 PM CST at:

Employment First and Customized Employment are the first and preferred options for going to work! Featuring Cindi Swanson, LSSW, and Marsie Frawley of Griffin-Hammis Associates. Discovering the Personal GeniusTM of an individual is the first step towards Customized Employment. Through this process, we learn about the skills, interests, and abilities of the individual, as well as, learning who are their connections to the community and social capital.

This presentation features Marsie Frawley from Griffin-Hammis Associates and Cindi Swanson, LSSW.  Marsie Frawley has been a Senior Consultant at Griffin-Hammis Associates since 2011.  Marsie has vast experience in Employment First policy and implementation in Illinois, with expertise in the Social Security Administration work incentives.  She is the author of the “Ready for Business Guide:  Self Employment for People with Disabilities.”  In 2011, she was named the recipient of the Social Security Administration’s Region V Skip Kruse Memorial Return to Work Award.

Cindi Swanson lives with her family in Naperville and has been an advocate for people with disabilities since the birth of her middle son, Adam.  Adam, who has Down syndrome, is now a young adult.  Adam completed transition with Naperville District 203 and works in the community. The transition planning that was done for Adam has resulted in a busy and fulfilling work and social life.  Cindi has her MSW in Social Work and worked for many years as a Resource Specialist for the Illinois Life Span Program.  Cindi is co-founder of Naperville Works, an organization created to increase capacity for the employment of people with developmental and other disabilities in Naperville.  Her husband, Art, is a founder of We Grow Dreams, a greenhouse opened by a group of parents to provide opportunities for job training and employment for their children and others with disabilities. Cindi also happens to have a visual impairment so can speak to many important transition and other disability issues from a personal perspective.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information, please contact The Arc of Illinois at 815.464.1832.

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