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  • OARP February Lunch & Learn

    ​"Vocational Rehabilitation + Language Learners"

    Presented By: Patrik McDade
    Date: February 27, 2018

    PCC Climb Center
    1626 SE Water Ave 
    Portland, OR 97214
    Registration- 11:30 am
    Educational Presentation- 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Networking- 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
    2.0 CEU's have been requested for this educational event

    Student - $20.00
    IARP Member - $25.00
    Non-Member - $35.00

    Join us for the Lunch and Learn event:  "Vocational Rehabilitation + Language Learners" presented by Patrik McDade, Founder of People*Places*Things

    Founded in 2011, People*Places*Things (ppt) advocates culture and language acquisition by providing accessible services to teachers, students, immigrants and refugees. PPT offers language classes, cultural navigation, document translation, and language teaching certificates. Their language classes teach real life application to create culturally competent and successful business interactions.  PPT is on a mission to develop a nationally applicable model to help reach the 25 million people in the united states that describe themselves as limited English proficient as a way to make connections and help build bridges between communities.

    We will be discussing multiculturalism, language and the impact they have on vocational issues.

    Patrik McDade is the founder and program director for People-Places-Things, turning language barriers into language bridges. He received a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate from Portland State University in 1996 and has taught thousands of classes in several countries, in more than 300 locations - from public schools to libraries to basements. He has facilitated language skills development in immigrant and refugee communities in Greater Portland since 1996. His approach to language learning is through culture - he believes that language is a tool for people to do things together, and it must be practiced in the real world. Through his work with People-Places-Things, he is shifting the dialogue about the role of language teaching and culture learning for building a more inclusive America, and a more connected world. He has presented at dozens of conferences and public spaces throughout the Northwest.​

    A big thank you to our sponsors!
    Bostwick Krier & d’Autremont
    Wallace & Associates, Inc.
  • OARP December Meeting and Social

    "The Year in Review" & "Voc Rehab on the Street: Barriers and Resources"

    Presented by  : Katie Bruns & Brian Nease,
                     and Patricia Kullberg, MD, MPH

    Date: December 7, 2017

    Location: Aquariva Restaurant
                    0470 SW Hamilton Ct.
                    Portland, OR. 97239

    Time: Registration - 2:30 pm
    Katie Bruns and Brian Nease
    Presentation - 3:00pm
    Patricia Kullberg MD, MPH
    Presentation - 4:00 pm
    Social - 5:00pm

    2.0 CEUs Have been requested for this Educational Event

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IARP Oregon Warmly Thanks the Following Sponsors for Contributing to Our Educational Events:

Bostwick Krier & d’Autremont
Wallace & Associates, Inc.
Portland Community College
Linda Hill & Associates​​

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Kelly McCain, President
Melissa Robinson, President-Elect

Kristen Peterson, Past President
Colleen Cormack, Secretary
Rachel Heller, Treasurer

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Adele Bostwick, Director At Large
Lisa Broten, Director At Large
Betsey Carrillo, Director At Large
Linda Hill, Director At Large
Erin Hunt, Director At Large
Kathy Wallace, Director At Large
Brendan Flynn, Director At Large

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Hello IARP Oregon Members, Are you interested in sharing your ideas and enthusiasm with your local peers in the vocational rehabilitation industry? Would you enjoy interacting with others who already are? Then the IARP Oregon Board is ready for you! Board Members at Large attend our monthly meetings in person or via phone every second Tuesday of the month except December and July. You may nominate yourself or another member – a member of IARP will call to confirm your interest prior to putting your name on the ballot. Positions begin on January 1. Following one year of participation on the Board, you may choose to run for a position on the Executive Committee including President, President Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. In any case, being on the Board is a wonderful way to interact with your peers in the industry.

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