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Program for people with functional diversity enters new phase

Labor and Human Resources Secretary Gabriel Maldonado González

By The Star Staff

The island Labor and Human Resources Department is expanding the reach of the “Infinite Talent” initiative with an educational program designed to empower parents and guardians of people with functional diversity in Puerto Rico, strengthening support networks for this population.

Labor and Human Resources Secretary Gabriel Maldonado González announced earlier this week that the program will provide essential tools and support to parents, making it easier for them to guide their children toward greater autonomy and success at a personal and professional level.

“After reaching the first year of the launch of the Infinite Talent initiative, we have seen how hundreds of employers, job seekers and service providers have joined this project because they believe in the initiative and equality, and have seen the achievements as well as the positive development of our youth,” Maldonado González said in a written statement. “As part of the strengthening of the initiative, we now include parents to help them develop their children’s talents, and provide them with tools that allow them to expand their knowledge about this population, as well as the alternatives and opportunities they have. Through ‘Infinite Parents’ we offer a unique opportunity for parents to learn, interact and share experiences with other parents who face similar challenges.”

“Infinite Parents” consists of three days of interactive workshops and panel discussions, which will take place from Tuesday, June 25 to Thursday, June 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., through the Zoom platform. Participants will be able to ask questions, interact live, and share experiences with other parents in similar situations.

During the workshops, specific topics will be addressed each day:

Tuesday, June 25, Job Search Support: Strategies and resources to assist parents in finding their children’s jobs.

Wednesday, June 26, Fostering Autonomy and Confidence: Methods to promote independence and confidence in young people with functional diversity.

Thursday, June 27, Infinite Parents Panel: Three parents of people with disabilities will share their experiences, answer questions, and form a community of support for participants.

Tutors or guardians of people with functional diversity interested in participating in Infinite Parents must register at the following link:

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