LEAD Center Knowledge Translation Activities
LEAD Center staff presented and/or exhibited at a number of conferences during the past quarter on strategies and practices to promote employment and economic advancement of youth and adults with disabilities. This included the national Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) Conference, the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Conference, the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASAUD) Conference, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Directors’ National Conference, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Regional Economic Inclusion Conferences, the California Workforce Association Annual Conference, the Virginia Supported Employment Conference, and more. All of the LEAD Center presentations for these conferences focused on promoting and supporting the successful inclusion of people with disabilities in workforce services, career pathways programs, financial capability strategies, customized employment strategies, braiding and leveraging resources, and cross-system partnerships. These national, statewide, and regional meetings have been exciting ways to share LEAD Center resources and strategies, and to create new partnerships.