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March 11, 2020
LEAD Center

This brief discusses how provisions of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (Public Law 113-295)1 can be combined with federal benefit services and other federal programs and initiatives to further competitive integrated employment fo

February 28, 2019
LEAD Center

This new brief, written by Lisa A Mills, Ph.D., LEAD Center Subject Matter Expert, discusses advancing competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities and provides tips and lessons learned for state government leaders interested in promoting gainful employment as a public policy goal

March 29, 2019
LEAD Center

LEAD Center recently released the new brief, "Implementing Customized Employment, Guided Group Discovery and Self-Guided Discovery in a Variety of Settings and with a Variety of Partners."

May 14, 2019
LEAD Center

This brief highlights the work of the five-year partnership between the LEAD Center and LADDER (Louisville Alliance for Development through Diversity Empowerment and Resources).

March 29, 2019
LEAD Center

This brief details the LEAD Center’s work with the state of Virginia, the strategic direction they chose, their approaches and strategies to building infrastructure to support Equal Opportunity  and what they learned along the way.

March 19, 2019
LEAD Center

This LEADing to Employment Brief highlights Section 188 of WIOA (29 CFR Part 38) and emphasizes how to use Section 188 as a framework for improving access, equal opportunity and employment outcomes.

February 22, 2019
LEAD Center

This brief details the LEAD Center’s work with Missouri, the strategic direction they chose, Missouri’s statewide approach to building infrastructure to support Equal Opportunity, and what they learned along the way.

January 17, 2019
LEAD Center

The LEAD Center, Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) and Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Centers (WINTAC) joined forces in the new Joint System Innovation Brief on WIOA Section 188 & AJC Certification. 

January 9, 2019
LEAD Center

Employment is often considered the first step towards a better financial future. However, financial empowerment skills can be an important component of seeking and obtaining employment for job seekers with and without disabilities.

September 26, 2018
LEAD Center

Employment is central to all of our lives and is critical to financial stability and independence. The same is true for people with disabilities who seek competitive integrated employment (CIE). This paper provides stakeholders some suggestions for engagement.