Ticket to Work and Reasonable Accommodations: Support on Your Journey to Employment — WISE Webinar — July 19, 3:00-4:30 PM ET
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) will be the featured guest on the next National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) webinar for those age 18 through 64 who receive Social Security Disability benefits. Topics will include reasonable accommodations and how to ask for them, disability disclosure, and Ticket to Work and Work Incentives programs. Register for this event online or by calling 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY). The webinar will be held on July 19, 3:00-4:30 PM ET.
CDE and JAN to Host July 27 Twitter Chat on ADA and Accommodations
Mark your calendar! In recognition of the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ODEP’s Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) and Job Accommodation Network (JAN) are hosting a Twitter chat on July 27, 2:00-3:00 PM ET. Titled “#ADA27CDE — Celebrating 27 Years of the ADA: The Role of Accommodations in Workplace Inclusion,” the chat will feature special guest Tracie DeFreitas, a Lead Consultant at JAN. Don’t miss this chance to engage with Tracie and others in an online discussion about the basics of accommodations and the critical role they play in maximizing employee productivity and creating a disability-inclusive workplace culture. To participate in the conversation, please use the hashtag #ADA27CDE.
Workforce Recruitment Program Seeks Federal Employees to Recruit Students with Disabilities
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. The WRP is the primary pipeline bringing students and recent graduates with disabilities into federal employment. Volunteers are needed to act as WRP recruiters for the upcoming recruitment season, which runs from October 30 through November 20, 2017. Recruiters must be federal employees who can commit to conducting at least 10 30-minute phone interviews with students from across the country, and evaluating each student candidate in writing. The required recruiter training is conducted online and can be completed in about 90 minutes. Registration is open until August 1.
Latest EARN Newsletter Now Available
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) has issued its June 28 newsletter. It highlights EARN’s participation in the SHRM and DirectEmployers Association conferences, the SEED Kentucky Task Force, upcoming web events and more.
LEAD Creates Resources on the ABLE Act and Employment
In an article titled “LEAD Focuses on the Connection between the ABLE Act and Employment,” the LEAD Center discusses the array of resources it has created in recent months to educate disability-related stakeholders on the role that ABLE accounts can play in helping individuals achieve competitive integrated employment. The available tools include a policy brief outlining the provisions of the ABLE Act, a webinar presented in collaboration with the ABLE National Resource Center, and a national online dialogue that gathered input from around the country on the potential of the ABLE Act to support employment and financial self-sufficiency.