April 28, 2016
April is Financial Capability month.
March 24, 2016
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides new opportunities for American Job Centers (AJCs) to partner with Centers for Independent Living (CILs) leading to improved employment outcomes for job seekers with disabilities.
Creating an Inclusive Workforce System: Implementing WIOA Section 188’s Equal Opportunity Provisions
January 20, 2016
Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) prohibits discrimination against people who apply to, participate in, work for, or come into contact with programs and activities of the workforce development system.
October 22, 2015
On September 8, 2015, the United States entered into a proposed settlement agreement with the State of Oregon to vindicate the civil rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are unnecessarily segregated in
October 1, 2015
Are you interested in learning more about what is going on in other states relevant to Employment First but don’t know how to access the information?
September 24, 2015
Join this webinar to learn about best practices in Section 188 implementation and compliance.
June 24, 2015
View this webinar to learn more about cross-system collaboration and WIOA opportunities to support career counseling, skills training, job exploration, leadership development, and financial literacy education for youth with and without disabilities.
April 29, 2015
View this webinar to identify key components of a Plan, and explore a collaborative approach to developing the Unified State Plan to include stakeholders in the disability community.
Redefining Home & Community Based Services: CMS Guidance on Non-Residential Services and its Implications for Employment
March 25, 2015
This webinar will include presenters from CMS and national subject matter experts, who will discuss the HCBS rule and its applications in supporting individuals with disabilities to seek and attain competitive integrated employment.
February 25, 2015
The LEAD Center, funded by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Policy, is hosting a four-part webinar series titled "WIOA From a Disability Perspective."
CILs and AJCs: Strategic Partnerships that Lead to Better Employment and Economic Advancement Outcomes
September 24, 2014
A growing number of Centers for Independent Living are providing employment services to meet the needs of their customers and to improve the employment and economic advancement outcomes of individuals with disabilities.
NAWDP Webinar: Improving Services for All Job Seekers by Improving Services to Customers with Disabilities
September 16, 2014
The new Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act places a greater emphasis on serving all job seekers – regardless of ability.
August 27, 2014
Disability management and prevention is an important component in retaining talented employees and reducing turnover costs. In 2013, the LEAD Center studied a large successful U.S.
July 30, 2014
Join us to continue to build your understanding of Customized Employment and your ability to provide this innovative employment practice to those you serve.
Rising to the Occasion: ADA, Olmstead and State Efforts to Promote Integrated Employment of Individuals with Significant Disabilities
July 16, 2014
One of the most historic legal decisions affecting the civil rights of people with disabilities celebrated its 15th anniversary on June 22nd. In 1999, the U.S.
June 25, 2014
In the aftermath of CMS' recent regulation defining acceptable and unacceptable settings for Home and Community Based Services, states and stakeholders are now considering how to transition their service-provision systems into compliance with the
May 28, 2014
As states continue to transition their Medicaid systems into managed care models, numerous opportunities and risks to Medicaid-financed employment services have emerged.
Section 503: Connecting Job Seekers with Disabilities and Federal Contractors through the Workforce Development System
April 23, 2014
There are new challenges and opportunities for federal contractors as a result of requirements of the Section 503 final rule.
March 26, 2014
This webinar, as part of our Employment mini-series, will provide information on strategies for enhancing employment stability and improving time on the job through the use of economic advancement strategies.
Implications of HCBS Final Rule on Non-Residential Settings – The Impact of New HCBS Guidance on Employment & Day Services
February 27, 2014
ODEP, in collaboration with the CMS Disability & Elderly Public Health Group will host two upcoming educational webinars for state policy-makers and disability policy stakeholders to discuss recent Federal policy guidance issued by CMS.