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Speak Up: Owning Your Condition

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015     

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

  

Teens Take Charge Advisory Council member, Tess Jacobsen, will educate attendees how to be their own best advocates when speaking about hydrocephalus with teachers, peers and others. She will share her own courageous experiences of speaking to various audiences, providing attendees with tips and solutions on how to own their condition and take charge. Attendees will walk away feeling empowered and with tools to use in their everyday encounters with others.

 

TUNE IN and learn how to Speak Up for yourself! Tess will answer questions at the end of the webinar. 

 

Meet the Presenter

 

Tess Jacobsen

Teens Take Charge Advisory Council Member

 

Tess, a current member of the TTC Advisory Council, is a high school junior in Walnut Creek, CA.  Diagnosed with hydrocephalus at birth after an intraventricular hemorrhage, she has overcome strabismus and seizure disorder, and now is on her high school golf team. Tess has participated in the Hydrocephalus Association's San Francisco WALK since 2004 and in TTC activities for several years. Tess presented a session on self-advocacy, "Speak Up: Owning Your Own Condition," at the 2014 National Conference on Hydrocephalus in Portland, OR.

 

Tess has been active in scouting since grade school. She is presently working on her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in the program. Her project, Stream to Advocacy, is building on her personal experiences with hydrocephalus, IEPs and self-advocacy to develop personal advocacy programs for other teens with disabilities.

 

 

 


 

 
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Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities

The Governor's Council on People with Disabilities (GCPD) serves as an advisory council for the Governor and General Assembly on statewide disability issues. http://www.gcpd.ohio.gov/

Youth Leadership Forum

 A five day leadership training program for 11th and 12th grade high school students with disabilities. Student delegates will learn about choosing a career, history of disability as a culture, technology and resources, and self and systems advocacy.  They will be introduced to professionals with disabilities and have an opportunity to develop their own “Personal Leadership Plan” to be used to reach goals in education, employment and the community. http://www.gcpd.ohio.gov/YLF

Applications now open for Ohio’s Youth Leadership Forum, a five day leadership training program for 11th and 1 2th grade high school students with disabilities sponsored by the Ohio Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities and OOD to be held in Columbus, Ohio August 2 – 6, 2015. Student delegates learn about choosing a career, the history of disability as a culture, available technology and resources, and self and systems advocacy.  They are introduced to professionals with disabilities and have an opportunity to develop their own “Personal Leadership Plan” to reach goals in education, employment and the community.  Applications and additional information online at http://www.gcpd.ohio.gov/YLF.

Pathway from School to Employment

www.ohioemploymentfirst.org/up_doc/Pathway_from_School_to_Employment.pdf


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