Employment on the Spectrum

September 1, 2020
Hosted by Germaine Seufert

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We meet with Lauren Burgess and discuss how employment is a high concern for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and with other physical or developmental disabilities. We will discuss the statistics related to unemployment and underemployment with these populations as well as what employers may need to consider to bring these valuable individuals to their work places. Between self-employment options and supported employment, many options are available to individuals in our communities. We will discuss how you can help yourself or an individual who identifies as having a disability to find satisfying and enjoyable work that pays a wage that is the same as their non-disabled peers.

More Than Special

More Than Special

Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

More Than Special is for parents, caregivers and professionals to discuss topics relevant to having a child with special needs or helping advocate for an individual who has intellectual or developmental differences. Whether an acquired delay, like a brain injury, or one from birth, like Down syndrome, or one with questionable cause, like autism or ADHD, helping individuals navigate multiple systems with ever changing rules or laws, is difficult. Special Education, Health Insurance, Housing, Stress and Burnout, Injustice and Discrimination are real issues for anyone in the special needs community. Join us for an open conversation about these and many more topics, every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Germaine Seufert

Germaine Seufert

Germaine Seufert is a Licensed Counselor in Colorado who has been the Director of an Autism Intervention agency for the past eighteen years. In this time, matters of her clients’ health, happiness and wellness have changed over time with laws being created and implemented, resources coming and going, passionate individuals causing change for the good, research being conducted and overall awareness and acceptance increasing worldwide. Keeping up with this change and knowledge has been one of Germaine’s key interests to being able to be a resourceful and helpful individual for clients and community members. She now brings this wealth of knowledge to you. In her eighteen years of clinical experience, Germaine has advocated for children’s needs and the needs of those who are unable to advocate for themselves, through participating in legislation, learning about laws that impact decisions and regularly involving herself in making impactful and meaningful change in her community.

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Episode Directory

September 2020

  • 9/22/2020: Mental Health Concerns and Preventing Suicide in Teens Listen Now
  • 9/15/2020: Encore Special Education Law Review (for Parents and Care Givers) Listen Now
  • 9/8/2020: What is Mindblindness and Theory of Mind? Listen Now
  • 9/1/2020: Employment on the Spectrum Listen Now

August 2020

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