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Blumberg Center reschedules workshop on career development

October 28, 2008

A two-day workshop about employment and social capital development for persons with disabilities at Indiana State University has been rescheduled for Nov. 19-20.

"Customized Employment: Inventive Approaches to Career Development" will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days in conference room one on the 11th floor of the College of Education.

The seminar provides an overview of how individuals with disabilities can start and maintain their own businesses. Dave Hammis with Griffin-Hammis Associates will draw on examples of more than 300 business start ups and covers topics such as financing, business planning, support strategies, financial planning and Social Security.

Griffin-Hammis Associates focuses on disability and employment. Hammis worked as a project engineer for Martin-Marietta Aerospace before experiencing a severe disability. Since 1988, he has worked in supported employment and helped in the implementation of more than 250 plans for achieving self support leading to employment, self-employment and personal resources for people with disabilities.

Individuals, parents, sponsors, providers, job coaches and counselors are invited to attend the free presentations. Registration is required by Nov. 17.

The workshop is sponsored by ISU's Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education, Bridges of Indiana, The Bridges Council, Indiana Small Business Development Center and Terre Haute Savings Bank.

For further information or to register, contact Marlene Lu at 812-237-2842 or at