Posted by: hlacentralma | August 29, 2015
Transitioning to the Workforce With Hearing Loss: What you need to know…
|Next Meeting: Saturday Sept. 19, 2015 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
at the Milford Public Library
80 Spruce Street, Milford, Massachusetts
Please Come and and Learn, and Join the Discussion!
Sponsored by the HLAA of Central Massachusetts
Saturday September 19, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Milford Town Library, Milford, MA
The Hearing Loss Association of America – Central Massachusetts Chapter is sponsoring a free presentation,
Transitioning to the Workforce: What you need to know….”
|Join us for an informative learning experience. If you are a person with a cochlear implant or a hearing aid, entering the workforce can be challenging. You may need to create new support networks and to learn effective self-advocacy to contribute fully on the job.
The presenter is Barbara Johnson, IT Project Manager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ms. Johnson has more than 25 years of experience as a working professional with hearing loss and experience in advocating for people with hearing loss. She will share her own story and workplace lessons as she adjusted to hearing with a cochlear implant, the good and the not-so-good. Barbara learned how to educate her organization, create partnerships, and build greater awareness and inclusion for people with hearing loss at MIT.
You will learn…
- Why understanding your needs in the workplace and effective self-advocacy are so important.
- Some concrete strategies they can use to ensure communication access at work.
- How to describe your own hearing journey in language that others without hearing loss will understand.
The Milford Town Library, 80 Spruce Street, Milford MA
• Ample Free Parking
• Refreshments Provided
• CART* Provided
• First Timers Welcome… just show up!
* Computer Aided Real Time Captioning
Milford Library Website is http://www.milfordtownlibrary.org/
QUESTIONS? Email us at email@example.com