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LEAD Center's blog

May 8, 2014
The 2012 National Financial Capability Survey underscores the need to ensure all Americans have access to the education, resources and tools they need to manage their money with confidence. This is the second study, done in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, other federal agencies, and President Obama’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, and builds upon the findings and benchmarks established in the original 2009 survey, it addition it adds to the growing conversation about how individuals can best manage and make decisions about their finances.
April 22, 2014

With more than 100 million Americans considered low-income and economically vulnerable, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted a November 2012 convention of financial empowerment experts, stakeholders and policymakers to share thei

April 8, 2014

This highly anticipated report from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers exciting news about employment of persons with disabilities in the federal government.

March 24, 2014
This 2013 webcast from JAN's Federal Winter Webcast Series Rewind provides a practical approach to processing requests for reasonable accommodation in the workplace. The step-by-step guide is easy to understand and can be used to examine requests. The webcast also outlines what tracking requirements of EEOC include.
February 25, 2014

This report stems from the work of The Conference Board Research Working Group on Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities.

February 12, 2014
This fact sheet from the LEAD Center desribes various best practices for employers when making job modifications to enable employees with disabilities to stay on the job or return to work.
January 28, 2014

For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), access to health care has been a long-standing challenge.

January 15, 2014

Federal and state policy have helped to ensure opportunities for people with disabilities to have meaningful jobs in their communities, as well as a path out of poverty and toward self-sufficiency.

December 12, 2013
National Council on Disability (NCD) commissioned a wide-ranging study in order to gain a better understanding of the intricacies of Medicaid managed care practices and the ways in which these practices can and should affect services for program beneficiaries with disabilities.
November 21, 2013

The Making Work Happen website from the Northeast ADA Center provides online tutorials to enhance the employment of people with disabilities through free, self-paced, on-demand learning experiences based on real-life issues and challenges around d