Employer Assistance and Resource Network to Host October Webinar Series

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October, the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) will be presenting a free weekly webinar series. The 30-minute webinars start at 2:00 PM EDT each Thursday in October. Scheduled dates and topics include: “Employers Can’t Afford to Ignore Mental Health” (October 3); “Disability Disclosure and Self-identification: Benefits, Barriers and Implementable Solutions” (October 10); “Proactive Compliance Strategies for Federal Contractors” (October 17), and “Home Again and Back to Work: The Employment of Veterans with Disabilities” (October 24).

LEAD Center to Present Webinar on Integrating Employment Outcomes and Services into Managed Care Models — September 25, 3:00-4:30 PM EDT

The LEAD Center will present a webinar “Promoting Leadership — Effective Strategies for Integrating Employment Outcomes and Services into Managed Care Models” on September 25, 3:00-4:30 PM EDT. The training will provide a brief overview on the emergence of managed care as the preferred model for delivering Medicaid-funded long-term supports to individuals with disabilities. The presenters will discuss a variety of strategies for embedding integrated employment as a priority focus in assessment, planning, resource allocation, service delivery and quality management.

Choose Work-SSA to Hold Twitter Chat — September 20, 12:00 PM EDT

Choose Work-SSA, the official Twitter account of the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program, will hold a Twitter chat on September 20 at 12:00 PM EDT, on the topic “In Transition: A Conversation on Youth, Disability and Work.” This interactive and informative social media event will feature several guest participants who will share their personal experience and expertise about making the transition from benefits to employment as a young adult with a disability. Guest participants and the Ticket to Work team will take questions and provide insights to supported employment through the Ticket to Work Program. Follow @chooseworkssa and use hashtag #DEChat to participate.

Department of Veterans Affairs Shows How to “Grow Success: Accountability and Measurement” in Video Series

In the video series “Grow Success: Accountability and Measurement,” the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diversity, Georgia Coffey, and her team highlight policies and practices adopted to promote the employment of people with disabilities to ensure that the goals of the President’s Executive Order 13548 are being met. These practices are identified in the publication “Federal Agency Employment Strategies: A Framework for Disability Inclusion,” a report issued by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. The document outlines best federal practices for recruiting, hiring, advancing, and retaining qualified individuals with disabilities.