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FREE: Strategies for Providing Remote Employment Supports
How do we continue to support and promote Employment First during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis? Does this create opportunities for us to try new ways of doing business to assure the health and safety of supported workers, their employers, and direct support workers?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Employment and Disclosure
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Reverse Job Fair: What Is It and How to Do It
Tired of the same old job fairs? Do you want a new innovative way to have employers meet potential employees? Learn how to creatively engage your local community to implement a reverse job fair.
Presenters: Katie Page, CESP Aim Services Inc
Brett Bellinger, Liberty ARC
Bridget Kennedy, Wildwood Programs
CESP Domain 2 and 3 content covered.
Mind Your Business: Business Engagement of the Future
Learn how to “talk business” with employers in order to maximize your influence on the advancement of employment for people with disabilities. Explore messaging, data, and how to tie your organization’s mission to a business partner’s bottom line. By leveraging relationships and expertise, you can transform from being a service provider to an industry expert in the area of inclusive hiring.
CESP Domain 3 content covered.
December 14, 2015
New to the movement? This webinar covers the history and context of the Employment First initiative and how it fits into the goals of people with disabilities and their families.
March 2016 *
Success Stories: What is Possible in the World of Employment First?
Three examples of Employment First practices from around the country show the possibilities and realities of inclusive employment. Rural, urban, and suburban examples highlight programs that have helped people with a wide range of disabilities move from no work or limited work to competitive integrated employment. Service providers, researchers, policy makers, and people with disabilities serve as presenters.
June 2016 *
Funding and Support for Competitive Integrated Employment
Focused on funding streams to support Employment First efforts and creating an infrastructure to provide competitive integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities, this webinar shows how Medicaid funding, state developmental disability services, and foundation and charitable funding can create and sustain competitive integrated employment opportunities. State developmental disability department personnel, providers, and foundation leaders serve as presenters.
February 4, 2015 *
The HCBS Settings Rule and Olmstead: Impacts for Employment and Day Services
Learn how HCBS rules and Olmstead enforcement – combined with WIOA, Executive Order 13658, and state Employment First Initiatives – have created opportunities for significant change in states’ employment and day service systems to focus on competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities. Presentation slides courtesy of Alison Barkoff, director of advocacy, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.