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WIOA From a Disability Perspective: An Overview - Part 1 of 4

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
3:00pm - 4:30pm ET

***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."***

WIOA From a Disability Perspective: An Overview - Part 1 of 4

Signed into law by President Obama last July, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) maintains a primary focus on assisting job seekers and workers with and without disabilities to succeed in the labor market and matching employers with skilled workers who may benefit from education, skills training, and career services. At a state and local level, Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) must engage in a unified strategic planning process that will enhance their focus on cross system collaboration (Title I Adult and Youth programs and services with Wagner-Peyser Employment Services and Title I of the Rehabilitation Act programs).

WIOA represents new opportunities for support for job seekers with disabilities that increases responsibility of WIBs and American Job Centers to be fully accessible and offer necessary accommodations to provide job seekers with disabilities effective and meaningful participation in the use of skills training and career pathways for 21st century jobs.

As the regulations for implementing WIOA are now not expected until the Spring, join us for this webinar series to help you understand the possibilities of WIOA from a disability perspective.


  • Michael Morris, LEAD Center - Co-Chair of the Public Policy Team
  • Kim Vitelli, Chief, Division of National Programs - Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • David Mank, Director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University - Newly-elected Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (Section 609 of Title IV of WIOA)
  • Bridget Brown, Executive Director - National Association of Workforce Development Professionals
  • Don Wehbey, Labor Market Information Director – National Association of State Workforce Agencies

This is the first of a four-part webinar series.  Sign up for the remaining webinars in the series:


Please note: All LEAD Center webinars are captioned and presentation materials are sent to participants in advance of the webinar. For any other reasonable accommodation requests, please contact Brittany Taylor at