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LEAD Center Hosts Multiple Webinars to Promote Employment and Economic Advancement

December 21, 2016

The LEAD Center continues to provide webinars that offer participants the opportunity to interface with national thought leaders, federal representatives, workforce professionals, and subject matter experts about important issues affecting the disability community. This fall, the LEAD Center hosted two webinars:

Customizing Employment: Success through Partnerships

This webinar was the first in the LEAD Center’s new Customized Employment (CE) webinar series, which shares Customized Employment practices that are being successfully implemented in different parts of the country and provides resources to assist participants in replicating Customized Employment approaches. The webinar focused on opportunities and collaborations that enable youth and adults with disabilities, and others who experience barriers to employment, to benefit from Customized Employment strategies. The webinar also highlighted success stories and successful employer engagement strategies.

Competitive Integrated Employment as a Civil Right for People with Disabilities

This webinar featured a panel of presenters from the Department of Justice, Administration for Community Living (ACL), and APSE to present information on the links between competitive integrated employment, civil rights legislation, and law and policy focused on the inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision. This webinar provides a through overview of the context in which current employment programs are being implemented.