EARN Webinar – Cultivating Talent for Tomorrow: The Value of Interns with Disabilities – April 29, 2:00-3:30 PM EDT

This webinar will address the benefits of hiring interns with disabilities and how employers can take advantage of the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) – a free referral service – to connect with them. Presenters will include a former WRP intern, an employer that successfully uses WRP as a recruiting tool, and representatives from DirectEmployers and the Employer TA Center, which partner to provide access to the WRP for private sector companies. The webinar, to be held April 29, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM EDT, will be facilitated by Tiffany Jolliff from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, which co-sponsors the WRP.

JAN to Host Live Twitter Chat – April 21, 2:00-3:00 PM EDT

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) will hold a live Twitter chat on April 21, 2:00-3:00 PM EDT. This will be an opportunity to discuss personal assistants as workplace accommodations. The public is encouraged to participate by submitting questions and comments using the hashtag #eyeonJAN. JAN Principal Consultants will use this opportunity to discuss what JAN means by “personal assistants.” Personal assistants include job coaches, personal attendants, job assistants, interpreters, readers, and service animals. This Twitter chat will touch on what personal assistants do, common legal issues, and real-life situations and solutions.

LEAD Webinar – WIOA and the Unified State Planning Process – Part 2 of 4-Part Series on WIOA – April 29, 3:00-4:30 PM EDT

The “WIOA and the Unified State Planning Process” webinar, to be held April 29, 3:00-4:30 PM EDT, is the second part of the LEAD Center’s four-part series on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The first in the series, “WIOA from a Disability Perspective: An Overview,” has been archived on the LEAD website. The third webinar “WIOA Youth Services” will take place on June 24, while the fourth, “Section 188, the Nondiscrimination Provisions of WIOA,” will be presented on September 24.

FDWC Webinar: “Inclusion Across the Employment Lifecycle: The Role of Centralized Accommodation Funds” – April 15, 2:00-3:30 PM EDT

The second Federal Disability Workforce Consortium News Hour webinar of 2015 will take place on April 15 from 2:00-3:30 PM EDT. This webinar will address how centralized accommodation funds (CAFs) promote success for federal employees with disabilities across the employment lifecycle by helping to eliminate misconceptions and foster an environment in which they feel “safe” asking for the accommodations they need to optimize their productivity. Participants will learn what CAFs are, how they help promote disability disclosure, and the steps federal agencies can take to establish or enhance them.