October 2016

RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities Webcast

Building Social Capital to Access Opportunities and Contribute to Our Communities

Presenters: George Tilson, Ed.D. & Michael Ward, PhD

Date & Time: 10/13/2016 (2 - 3 pm ET)

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Social capital may seem like a contemporary buzzword, but the concept has been around for centuries. It is described in history, economics, sociology, and politics. It has been described in highly esoteric ways by numerous famous intellectuals. In this webcast, we take it down to the everyday level. Social capital is a resource (something you can obtain, use, and invest), a catalyst (something that causes change), and an outcome (with potential benefits to both the individual and the community).

George TilsonGeorge Tilson, Ed.D., has dedicated his career to helping communities build or enhance programs that support children, youth and adults with disabilities and other life challenges in achieving their personal goals for employment, education, and full community membership. Currently an independent consultant, he provides professional and program development services to state departments of education and labor, schools, local government and community agencies, family/self-advocacy organizations, and corporations.

Michael WardMichael Ward, Ph.D., currently coordinates the Transition Special Education Distance Education Certificate Program at George Washington University. Prior to this, he was a Research Associate with the HEATH Resource Center on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities and developed several resource documents for students with intellectual disabilities. Prior to this, Dr. Ward was the Executive Director of the Arizona Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Director of the National Center for Self-Determination and 21st Century Leadership at the Oregon Health and Sciences University.

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