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Webinar: The ADA and IPS-Supported Employment: Improving the Working Lives of People with Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders

This webinar, sponsored by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, discussed the IPS model and shared research on its effectiveness for people with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders. To further highlight the importance of IPS, an individual with co-occurring disorders shared his story on how IPS helped him find employment and be successful at work. The webinar highlighted approaches that can be used during the three stages of employment (interview and application, post-offer and pre-employment, and during employment). The webinar featured speakers Barry Whaley and Pam Williamson from the Southeast ADA Center and Jackie Pogue from the IPS Employment Center.