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from inspiration to initiation i  n  c  l  u  s  i  o  n  t  e  a  m
Presenter Faith Hicks, WV Division of Rehabilitation Services Faith is the Branch Office Manager of the Wheeling Office fo...
Center for Excellence In Disabilities Disability Program Navigator Project
Inclusion Team Planning Phase
Planning <ul><li>Informal round-table with emphasis on County and City government and employers </li></ul><ul><li>Discussi...
Inclusion Team Gathering Phase
Gathering <ul><li>Wish-List was compiled  </li></ul><ul><li>Started small – approx. 15 organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Per...
Gathering <ul><li>Emphasis made to each organization that the group is a “DOING” group . .  </li></ul><ul><li>NOT just a “...
“ Who’s Who” of  Inclusion Team Invites <ul><li>Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Groups such as RESA </li...
Inclusion Team Action Phase
Action <ul><li>Information Packet  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gateway Information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ADA I...
Action <ul><li>First Meeting: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Did SWOT analysis of local area needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Inclusion Team Where We Are Now
Present <ul><li>Hold monthly meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly meeting is a roundtable </li></ul><ul><li>Developed work...
Present: Working Groups <ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Employer Education/PR </li></ul><ul><li>Work Ready/Transi...
Inclusion Team Future Outlook
Future <ul><li>Hiring of full time Disability Program Navigator </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a new needs assessment </li></ul...
Testimonials What our members are saying . . .
Testimonials The dedication, focus and total involvement is what really impresses me regarding the “Inclusion Team”.  Led ...
Testimonials &quot;If you want to make a difference...you have to do something different.&quot;  Giving EVERYONE the oppor...
Testimonials The Region 5 Inclusion Team is an excellent example of collaboration.  What a wonderful opportunity for vario...
Testimonials The Inclusion Teams are an excellent resource that bring together agencies, organizations and interested pari...
Testimonials Being a blind construction company owner,  I have worked with DRS for many years. I am happy to serve on the ...
 
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  1. 1. from inspiration to initiation i n c l u s i o n t e a m
  2. 2. Presenter Faith Hicks, WV Division of Rehabilitation Services Faith is the Branch Office Manager of the Wheeling Office for WVDRS. She has worked there for over 20 years. She has much experience in working with people with disabilities. She also is the co-chair for the Region V Inclusion Team.
  3. 3. Center for Excellence In Disabilities Disability Program Navigator Project
  4. 4. Inclusion Team Planning Phase
  5. 5. Planning <ul><li>Informal round-table with emphasis on County and City government and employers </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions regarding networking to assist people with barriers to find employment </li></ul>
  6. 6. Inclusion Team Gathering Phase
  7. 7. Gathering <ul><li>Wish-List was compiled </li></ul><ul><li>Started small – approx. 15 organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Personal visit to discuss venture </li></ul><ul><li>Sent letter with date of first meeting </li></ul>
  8. 8. Gathering <ul><li>Emphasis made to each organization that the group is a “DOING” group . . </li></ul><ul><li>NOT just a “think-tank”. </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ Who’s Who” of Inclusion Team Invites <ul><li>Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Groups such as RESA </li></ul><ul><li>Employers such as Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack </li></ul><ul><li>Social Service Agencies such as Diocese of Charleston/Wheeling, Goodwill, and Human Rights Commission </li></ul>Examples of some entities to whom invitation letters were sent:
  10. 10. Inclusion Team Action Phase
  11. 11. Action <ul><li>Information Packet </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gateway Information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ADA Information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce Mission </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Action <ul><li>First Meeting: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Did SWOT analysis of local area needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduled next meeting wherein we would evaluate and develop Inclusion Team mission statement. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broke into groups to evaluate local gateway needs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Inclusion Team Where We Are Now
  14. 14. Present <ul><li>Hold monthly meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly meeting is a roundtable </li></ul><ul><li>Developed working groups </li></ul><ul><li>Developed case management team </li></ul><ul><li>Developed web site: </li></ul><ul><li>www.wvinclusionteam-region5.org </li></ul>
  15. 15. Present: Working Groups <ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Employer Education/PR </li></ul><ul><li>Work Ready/Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Job Club </li></ul><ul><li>Felons </li></ul>
  16. 16. Inclusion Team Future Outlook
  17. 17. Future <ul><li>Hiring of full time Disability Program Navigator </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a new needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Set up monitoring guidelines for each working group </li></ul>
  18. 18. Testimonials What our members are saying . . .
  19. 19. Testimonials The dedication, focus and total involvement is what really impresses me regarding the “Inclusion Team”. Led by devoted team leaders, they have involved our diverse group into a meaningful team, with a purpose, helping people. I look forward to each and every meeting because it’s so worth while. Joe Ripoly, Senior Vice President Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce
  20. 20. Testimonials &quot;If you want to make a difference...you have to do something different.&quot; Giving EVERYONE the opportunity for a quality of life regardless of any barriers they may have. That is the goal of the inclusion team. Doing different things....to make a difference. The heart has no barrier.... Lori Kestner, Human Resources Employment Manager Wheeling Island Hotel * Casino * Racetrack
  21. 21. Testimonials The Region 5 Inclusion Team is an excellent example of collaboration. What a wonderful opportunity for various agencies to work together with common goals to assist the clients that they serve. Job seekers receive more information on services and support systems that will assist them in overcoming barriers to employment. And, employers are better educated on training, services, and assistive technologies in which a more prepared and qualified pool of candidates is available to fill employment needs. Kim McConaughy RESA VI
  22. 22. Testimonials The Inclusion Teams are an excellent resource that bring together agencies, organizations and interested parities to address the community specific needs and concerns that will lead to a comprehensive program and array of services to promote employment and community participation of individuals with disabilities in our state. I am excited about the progress of the Inclusion Teams to date and look forward to their future accomplishments. Janice Holland, Associate Director/Clinical Associate Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED)
  23. 23. Testimonials Being a blind construction company owner, I have worked with DRS for many years. I am happy to serve on the Inclusion Team and believe it is a wonderful opportunity for all people with disabilities to learn about the world of work and how to become successfully employed. Paul Brothers, Owner Brothers Construction Company)
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