Youth and Families Training

A Brighter Future: Navigating the World of Disability and Employment Youth and Families Training

Curriculum Development/Trainers:
Tiffany Cron, PhD; Melanie Honsbruch, CPWIC; & Vikki Ortiz, MS, CESP
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A Brighter Future: Navigating the World of Disability and Employment is a training series provided by COEF and generously funded by the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council. The purpose of this training is to educate and empower youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their parents and/or guardians about creating high expectations of employment.


A Brighter Future: Navigating the World of Disability and Employment Youth and Families Training


About the Training

This innovative, on-demand learning experience is hosted within our Learning Management System called YesLMS which follows universal design principles. There are six course modules that participants may complete independently at their own pace with access to YesLMS at any time that is convenient for learning. Content includes fun videos and follow-up activities as well as the opportunity to ask questions and chat with our training team along the way.


Training Audience

Youth with I/DD between the ages of 14 and 21 and their family members primarily representing rural areas.

“I’ve been told I can’t work.”
“What am I going to do after high school?”
“I don’t know how to get help finding a job.”
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The Colorado Office of Employment First sits under JFK Partners, the state’s University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, a program of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Its creation was envisioned by Colorado Employment First Advisory Partnership (EFAP), a multi-state agency and stakeholder-led collaborative, and was made possible, in part, by funding from the Colorado Legislature and generously matched through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE).

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