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Center on Self-Employment

April 2022

National Center on Self-Employment, Business Ownership, and Telecommuting

Pathway to Success: Life and Entrepreneurship

Glenneisha Darkins4/26 Webcast (2 pm ET) Pathway to Success -This presentation features author, painter, and public speaker Glenneisha “Glenny” Darkins. Glenneisha was involved in a traumatic car accident in 2010 that resulted in her diagnosis of Quadriplegia.

In 2014, she wrote and self-published Freedom Chair: An Open Diary of A Quadriplegic and pursued her painting career in 2016. Join Glenneisha to learn about how art and creativity can be more than a hobby. During this webcast, you will:

  • Identify three key points of Glenneisha’s pathway to success
  • Identify any accommodations Glenneisha’s uses for her work
  • Reflect on how Glenneisha identified that her work was a business venture and not a hobby.

More Upcoming Webcasts:

  • 5/24 - The Harkin Institute: Policy Review
    • The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement (THI) completed an in-depth review of state VR self-employment policies. THI will release their findings in a comprehensive paper in April of 2022. This webcast will present findings and explore identified themes that impact access to self-employment for VR customers.
  • 6/28 - Policy Discussion with VR State Agencies
    • Hear directly from Colorado, Washington (General) and Florida (General) Vocational Rehabilitation offices on their approach to supporting VR customers to explore self-employment. This conversation will be facilitated by Ashlea Lantz with Center on Self-Employment.
  • 7/26 - Telecommuting
    • Join Griffin-Hammis Associates’ and Center staff Julie McCommas on exploring telecommuting in a VR system. Hear directly from Dustin Clark and how VR supported him in becoming a successful telecommuter.

Archived Webcasts:

  • Identifying and Reflecting on Bias in Policy
    • This must watch webcast will support viewers to identify the four types of bias and its impact to service delivery.
  • Understanding and Utilizing Microenterprise Centers
    • This webcast provides an overview on self-employment community resources and how Vocational Rehabilitation staff can collaborate to benefit the VR customer and their path to self-employment.

REGISTER & EARN 1 CRC per Webcast:


Center on Self-Employment Virtual Conference Coming!! September 14 & 15, 2022! Stay tuned for further information for registration.

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Center on Self-Employment is funded by U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration (Grant#H263E200005).