Full course description
Pre-Recorded Webinar: This training will define Informed Choice and help contracted providers and VR staff understand its importance in the VR process. Laws related to informed choice as well as results from the Rehabilitation Council of Texas annual report will be discussed. Best Practices, Ethics of Informed Choice and Case Studies will be used to outline the role of VR staff and providers.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Define Informed Choice
- Explain the importance of Informed Choice in the VR process.
- Understand best practices related to informed choice.
Presenter: Lucy Gafford
Lucy Gafford is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from UNT. She was previously employed by the Texas state VR agency for 11.5 years where she served as a transition vocational rehabilitation counselor, a unit program specialist, and an area manager. Currently, Lucy is the director of UNT WISE, a training and consultancy program housed in the College of Health and Public Service at UNT. Training and mentoring staff continues to be a passion so she has served as an adjunct professor for the department of Rehabilitation and Health Services for the past decade. Lucy also enjoys working with businesses to improve diversity initiatives in relation to hiring people with disabilities and serving on the Advisory committee for UNT’s Neurodiversity initiative to improve post-secondary outcomes for neurodivergent students.