March 29, 2017
Provider Transformation – the process of shifting a disability service provider from a focus on sheltered workshops and other non-work programs to services that foster competitive, integrated employment – is complex and multi-faceted, involving as
Cooperation and Collaboration: The Role of Interagency Coordination in Securing Competitive Integrated Employment for Transition
March 22, 2017
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) makes clear that facilitating Transition from School to Work is not – and cannot be – the effort of a single agency or organization.
February 28, 2017
View this webinar archive to learn what disability advocates need to know about changes in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WIOA’s) Equal Opportunity Provisions (Section 188).
November 8, 2016
View the archive of this webinar for a discussion with presenters from the Department of Justice, Administration for Community Living (ACL) and APSE on how supporting transformation to competitive integrated employment aligns with changing laws and policies to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families.
October 6, 2016
Join this webinar to gain information you can use about Customizing Employment: Success through Partnerships.
Implementing the WIOA Final Rule (Title I) from a Disability Perspective: What Workforce Professionals and Partners Need to Know
July 28, 2016
Join this webinar to learn about the provisions in Title I of the Final Rule that create opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities.
April 28, 2016
April is Financial Capability month.
March 24, 2016
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides new opportunities for American Job Centers (AJCs) to partner with Centers for Independent Living (CILs) leading to improved employment outcomes for job seekers with disabilities.
Creating an Inclusive Workforce System: Implementing WIOA Section 188’s Equal Opportunity Provisions
January 20, 2016
Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) prohibits discrimination against people who apply to, participate in, work for, or come into contact with programs and activities of the workforce development system.
October 22, 2015
On September 8, 2015, the United States entered into a proposed settlement agreement with the State of Oregon to vindicate the civil rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are unnecessarily segregated in
October 1, 2015
Are you interested in learning more about what is going on in other states relevant to Employment First but don’t know how to access the information?
September 24, 2015
Join this webinar to learn about best practices in Section 188 implementation and compliance.
June 24, 2015
View this webinar to learn more about cross-system collaboration and WIOA opportunities to support career counseling, skills training, job exploration, leadership development, and financial literacy education for youth with and without disabilities.
April 29, 2015
View this webinar to identify key components of a Plan, and explore a collaborative approach to developing the Unified State Plan to include stakeholders in the disability community.
Redefining Home & Community Based Services: CMS Guidance on Non-Residential Services and its Implications for Employment
March 25, 2015
This webinar will include presenters from CMS and national subject matter experts, who will discuss the HCBS rule and its applications in supporting individuals with disabilities to seek and attain competitive integrated employment.
February 25, 2015
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."
CILs and AJCs: Strategic Partnerships that Lead to Better Employment and Economic Advancement Outcomes
September 24, 2014
A growing number of Centers for Independent Living are providing employment services to meet the needs of their customers and to improve the employment and economic advancement outcomes of individuals with disabilities.
NAWDP Webinar: Improving Services for All Job Seekers by Improving Services to Customers with Disabilities
September 16, 2014
The new Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act places a greater emphasis on serving all job seekers – regardless of ability.
August 27, 2014
Disability management and prevention is an important component in retaining talented employees and reducing turnover costs. In 2013, the LEAD Center studied a large successful U.S.
July 30, 2014
Join us to continue to build your understanding of Customized Employment and your ability to provide this innovative employment practice to those you serve.