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Family Employment Awareness Training set
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Ice on Main Street Great Bend, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. - photo by Daniel Kiewel

DODGE CITY — Families Together Inc. is offering a free, two-part training on employment of people with special needs and/or disabilities. Family Employment Awareness Training is designed for families, youth and young adults 14-26 years old who have disabilities or special health care needs, and the professionals who support them.

Registration is being taken now for the training, which starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, and continues at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at Casey’s Cow Town, 503 East Trail Street, Dodge City.

Parents of children with disabilities and special needs worry about their children’s future differently than other parents, sponsors noted. It is not always a matter of which college or university will they attend or what job they will do but whether these are realistic options for their child. Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT) provides information about employment for a person with different abilities.

This free training explores questions like: Can my child really work? Will a job affect their benefits? What type of job could my child do?  and Where do we begin? 

This two-part training will answer those questions and give tools to work with. Employers and other interested persons wanting to see these persons succeed with employment opportunities may also attend.

For more information go to or contact Families Together Inc. at, or call 620-276-6364.