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LEAD Center Hosts National Dialogue on Financial Literacy Education for People with Disabilities

April 18, 2018

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, the LEAD Center today launched a two-week national dialogue called Money Matters. LEAD Center encourages workforce development professionals, disability professionals, financial services professionals, financial literacy educators, people with disabilities, family members, and advocates to participate and share their accomplishments, strategies, and partnerships that support the design and delivery of effective financial literacy education to youth and/or adults with disabilities, and how this can promote long-term employment outcomes. We also invite people to share barriers they experience and suggest solutions. These financial literacy services and activities may be provided through American Job Centers, Community Colleges, schools, Vocational Rehabilitation and/or other employment services providers.

The LEAD Center’s work focuses on promoting innovation in policy, employment and economic advancement to advance individual and systems level change for all people with disabilities. The LEAD Center provides policy research and recommendations, training and technical assistance, as well as demonstration projects designed to break down silos in existing systems, processes and practices, and foster wider understanding, adoption and integration of next-generation employment practices in both the public and private sector. As part of this effort, the LEAD Center has hosted a series of online dialogues to gather input and ideas from the public and other stakeholders including subject matter experts. Ideas and comments gathered from these online dialogues will be used to guide LEAD Center's work to advance innovative employment outcomes and greater financial stability for Americans with disabilities. 

To participate in the Money Matters Online Dialogue, please register on the website so that you can submit or view ideas.