Redi-Set-Go is a three-week intervention of confidence and self-esteem building, disclosure, accommodation and disability awareness. It includes the development of a creative project to reflect the experiences of each participant.Jason Fernandes introduces the Redi-Set-Go program at reachAbility.
The first week consists of confidence building modules, identification of strengths and weakness, goal setting, and enhanced communication skills. This leads into the second week, where the participants investigate and research their own disability, along with adding their personal experiences to the open group discussions. The participants will explore the topic of disclosure of disability to potential employers, both how and/or when to disclose, as well as discussing whether disclosure is necessary in their personal situation. Furthering the discovery, they will examine all the methods of accommodation available to people with their disability.
The final week will be the manifestation of the total experience of the participants. They use creativity to articulate their personal journey, as well as to give them an outlet for creative expression. The creative project will consist of creative writing, journal entries, graphic or visual art, spoken word, or assisting with the layout and production of the Cyber-Quilt. Each new group will augment the Cyber-Quilt, thus making it a useful resource for new clients or anyone who feels that they are alone in their experiences with disability and employment.
Daily journaling exercises, designed and supported by the coordinator, allow for self-expression, introspection and stress-release. And all participants have a laptop computer at their disposal for research, daily activities and for journaling.
Redi-Set-Go Participant Quotes
“The part of the program that I enjoyed the most, and got the most out of, was the open class discussions. The sharing of ideas and life stories was positive and helpful.”
“The journal writing allowed me to express and ‘voice’ my feelings, fears and future plans.”
“Disclosure is a big issue for people with disabilities, and a learned a couple really good things about when, how and if I should tell my potential boss. It is still not easy but I feel more confident than before.”
How Do I Get Involved?
If an individual is already associated with a case management agency, then they can speak directly to their case manager about referral to Redi-Set-Go.
If an individual is not already case managed, but wishes to participate in a particular program, they can contact reachAbility anytime for contact numbers for a case management agencies or questions regarding the referral process.
For more information about Redi-Set-Go, please contact Jason Fernandes: email@example.com or call us at 902-429-5878.
Specific accommodation(s) available upon request.