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Partnering with Families to Support Employment Outcomes

1 credit


Full course description

The process of adjusting to vision loss is not something that happens in isolation. It impacts everyone in the individual's life. As a rehabilitation professional, it is important to know how the family impacts the adjustment process and how to effectively involve the participant's loved ones in their rehabilitation. The family needs education and awareness of what to expect and their role in order to be capable of providing effective support. This course provides numerous strategies for the healthy involvement of the family in the rehabilitation process and approaches for setting boundaries with family members. When rehabilitation professionals incorporate these strategies and facilitate healthy family support, it improves employment outcomes for participants. 

This course is available for 1-hour CRC credit.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand at least three ways in which the family impacts the rehabilitation process
  • Be able to use at least five strategies to effectively include family in the rehabilitation process
  • Be able to apply practical strategies for fostering support from family
  • Know when a referral for the participant or the family member is appropriate

The following are recommended screen reader and browser combinations.

Mac: Voiceover with the latest version of Safari,

PC: JAWS or NVDA with Firefox.

Note that currently, course quizzes are not functioning properly for Microsoft screen reader users with Chrome or Edge.

The course shows a start date, but this is simply the date the course was made available to the public. They are self-paced. So, there is not an end date. You can enroll at any time.

This course was developed by the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University. We are the only national center funded to conduct research related to employment for people with blindness or low vision, and training and technical assistance for the federal Older Individuals who are Blind program. As a national center of excellence, we offer resources on a variety of topics for service providers, businesses, and persons with vision loss on our websites:

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NTAC Website 

OIB-TAC Website

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