Webinar Date: April 11, 2023 | Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Close to 200 participants joined DETAC as we showcased a local-level collaboration between Vocational Rehabilitation, a Center for Independent Living , and a Disability Chamber of Commerce in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) region of Texas. They collaborate to increase competitive, integrated employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The region they serve has some of the poorest cities in the nation with a large Hispanic population. In response to this challenge, the partners work together to adopt innovative strategies to transition people with disabilities out of poverty as a central component of the partnership. The panel highlighted how they leverage each other’s resources that results in successful employment outcomes. We also explored how these strategies include effective relationships with employers and how they work to support job seekers with disabilities in connecting to employment.