Opening Minds, Opening Doors: Promoting Self-Advocates as Speakers
Project Assistant The Opening Minds, Opening Doors project trains self-advocates with developmental disabilities to write and present their personal stories at conferences and other events in Texas. In this five-week class, each participant will write and revise a single story and then develop the public speaking skills to present that story to live audience. As a project assistant, your duties will include serving as a general assistant to the instructors, providing one-on-one coaching support to participants, scribing or describing for participants when necessary, and other duties as required. - The Project Assistant must be 18 years of age or older. - The Project Assistant reports directly to Eric Clow, Project Coordinator for Opening Minds, Opening Doors. - The Project Assistant must attend orientation and comply with VSA Texas policies. Your Commitment: - Orientation – Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm AGE Building, Room 101, 3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705 - Five-Week Class – Saturdays, March 4 – April 1, 2017 12:30 – 4:30pm AGE Building, Room 101, 3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705 We request that you commit to the full five-week class. We expect you to honor this time commitment and to make a sincere analysis of your other jobs, school, hobbies, or family commitments prior. If you know in advance of any travel, medical dates, etc., for which you will not be available, please let us know. The only absences we generally accept are illnesses or family emergencies. Our Commitment: At VSA Texas, we will value your time, skills, and energy as a Project Assistant, and we want to provide you an opportunity to be thoroughly involved in this program to further your studies, interests, and personal goals.