Community of Practice
The Disability Employment TA Center invites you to participate in our Tier One-National Community of Practice, which will provide access to educational webinars, virtual communications, specific TA events and activities, and informational resources that will be useful across various stakeholders. The goal of hosting a national Community of Practice is to create collaborative learning opportunities for all AoD grantees and other stakeholders who work with AoD grantees to improve competitive, integrated employment (CIE) outcomes and economic advancement of individuals with disabilities.
To join the National Community of Practice, register here.
Listen to our podcasts from AoD grantees, employers, workers with disabilities and some of the nation’s foremost subject matter experts on various topics related to the employment and economic advancement of people with disabilities.
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The New Normal
In The New Normal, we talk with Nicole LeBlanc, DETAC’s Self-Advocate Advisor, about the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for people with disabilities – mostly
Don’t Be Perfect, Just Be Huge
DETAC’s Amy Gonzalez talks with Cesilee Coulson and Chisa O’Quinn from Wise, or The Washington Initiative for Supported Employment, about how they face issues of
The Business Side of Things: Employment and Brain Injury
Please join us for a panel discussion from an employer perspective on challenges and successes in acquiring and maintaining employment. National labor market trends and
“Am I Not?” A Conversation with Angela Greene on Leaving the Sheltered Workshop for Competitive Integrated Employment
In this episode, we talk with Angela Greene. After 21 years in a sheltered workshop, she left in favor of competitive integrated employment as a
The National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA), Customized and Supported Employment Trends Across Populations Podcast
Check out the podcast by The National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA), Customized and Supported Employment Trends Across Populations.
From the Sheltered Workshop to Musical Mentor: A Conversation with Sunny Cefaratti
Following last month’s webinar, “Celebrating Olmstead: It’s Time for 14(c) Phase-Out: Lessons Learned from Advancing Legislation & Leaving the Shop”, we go deeper with one
Enjoy our monthly blogs written by AoD grantees and their partners, subject matter experts, employers, and self-advocates related to emerging themes and innovations in supporting employment and economic advancement of people with disabilities.
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Reflecting Upon a Site Visit from Rhode Island’s Self-Employment Initiative
Reflections from a Site Visit with Leaders from the Rhode Island Self-Employment Project September 30, 2022 On September 22, I had the pleasure
A Year in Review: Highlights from the 2021-2022 Disability Employment Technical Assistance Center Summative Evaluation
Each year the Disability Employment Technical Assistance Center (“the TA Center”), looks back on its accomplishments and progress toward outcomes through a summative evaluation. This
Job Retention After Brain Injury: Why It Makes Sense
Maria Crowley, MA, CRC National Association of State Head Injury Administrators re·ten·tion [rəˈten(t)SH(ə)n] NOUN the continued possession, use, or control of something: the fact
Assessing Brain Injury Needs — While Keeping the Job Seeker Engaged
Jill Ferrington, MS, CRC, CBIS National Association of State Head Injury Administrators “Following your application for employment services, we will have 60 days to
Reflecting Upon the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
On July 26th, 2022, we will celebrate 32 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) law that was signed by George HW. Bush in
An Ode to Fellow Providers – Leap into CIE
By Troy Allen, Director of Employment Services, SRVS Industries Does the thought of embracing Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) give you pause or present significant business
Looking Inward: Assessment of Your Organization’s Current Culture for Promoting a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Workforce
“It is hard to become something you never imagined” Hasan Davis, Hope Dealer “Our communities have been engaged in unprecedented civil rights protests, calling for
Building Our Own Career Pathway: A Self-Advocate’s Perspective
My name is Nicole LeBlanc, and I’m the self-advocate engagement consultant with the AoD Disability Employment TA Center and a disability advocate. I was diagnosed
The Power of Technology Accommodation
The spirit of the ADA and the Assistive Technology Act is equity, fair and impartial access for people with disabilities. Since its implementation in 1990,
The ADA and the End to Sheltered Workshops
Twenty years after the ADA was enacted, and more than a decade after the Olmstead case was decided, no one had challenged publicly-funded employment programs
Advancing Disability Employment During a Time of Testing
In President Biden’s Inaugural address to the nation, he said that we are living in “a time of testing” that requires boldness to address the