Webinar: Bridging the Gap: Employment & Evaluation Strategies for Adults with Disabilities


Using an engaging and honest style, the presenter will discuss employment and evaluation strategies for adults with disabilities. This information will be infused with the presenter’s unique professional and personal knowledge as a Chief Operating Officer, Vocational Expert, and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor & Advanced Autism Specialist diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. The presenter will also include information about current research, statistics, the importance of vocational evaluation, and the findings of his dissertation which focused on understanding the relationship between successful employment outcomes and parent demographics, behaviors, and expectations. Time will be allowed at the end for questions and discussion of the information provided.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify strategies to support the employment needs of adults with disabilities.
  2. Explain best practices in vocational assessments for an adult with a disability.
  3. Describe the relationship between successful employment outcomes and parent demographics, behaviors and expectations.


1.0 CEs of the following credits have been applied: CRCC, CVE, CWA, CCAA, CDMS, CCMC, ABVE, CLCP, MSCC


  • Dr. James Williams

    Dr. James Williams is the Chief Operating Officer and Vocational Expert at Bloom Consulting in Austin. TX. He is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Advanced Certified Autism Specialist, and an Adjunct Professor at St. Edward’s University. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Special Education from Sam Houston State University, his Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. He is also a certified Special Education Teacher with experience in public and private education and social services. Dr. Williams has provided services to individuals with disabilities, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorders, across the lifespan for the past twelve years. He continues to use his professional and personal experience with Asperger's Syndrome as a catalyst to inspire and educate others to believe in the incredible possibilities for adults and children with disabilities when they receive the appropriate support and accommodations.

January 26, 2018
Fri 3:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 0M

$15.00 - $45.00
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