Instruction in Self-Advocacy Training

The training will be available in July (July 6 through July 21) this summer. The 24-hour training over a two-and-a-half-week period is Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily.


For July class, referral must be received by July 1, 2020.


The training will be virtual this year via Adobe Connect Learning software. You can access Adobe Connect using any type of laptop, PC, tablet, or smartphone.


How do you Qualify for this class?

You need to be a person with a disability age 14 to 21, that reside in Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Mason, Putnam and Roane counties who is a current client of Rehabilitation services. Contact your counselor at Division of Rehabilitation Services. If you need help finding your Division of Rehabilitation Services office, contact Meredith Pride, Independent Living Skills Trainer/Advocacy Specialist, at (304) 319-1117 or (304) 965-0376.


Purpose of the Training:

The purpose of the Instruction in Self-Advocacy Training will be to enable and empower youth to reach their fullest potential and assist them in transition from high school to post-secondary education or to a career of their choosing. The training will encompass virtual classroom instruction, identifying additional resources, job seeking skills and socialization skills.


If you are interested:

Contact Meredith Pride, Independent Living Skills Trainer/Advocacy Specialist, by email or by phone at (304) 319-1117 or (304) 965-0376.