Read the Papers from the State of the Science Conference on the Employment of People with Physical Disabilities
Making Room for Employment Best Practices: Lessons Learned From Agencies- This webinar focuses on practical wisdom and guidelines that demystify the agency process of incorporating Employment Best Practices. The knowledge is based on work with agencies during the previous 5 years who have learned by “doing" under the tutelage of subject matter experts. It explores the fundamentals of the inner workings that come from taking action. Additionally, specific skills, attitudes and choices are highlighted that were important to the success of the specific organizations' process.
The most recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2016 reveal that 17.9% of people with disabilities had employment, while 65.3% of individuals without a disability were employed. The unemployment rate in 2016 for individuals with disabilities was 10.5%, compared to 4.6% for those without a disability (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017). However, employment rates for individuals with physical disabilities tend to be lower than those of other people with disabilities.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Self-Employment by Lucy Miller - Self-employment is an increasingly popular employment option for individuals with disabilities because it offers both significant flexibility as well as earnings potential. This webcast will present an overview of various work incentives built into the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program that support individuals with disabilities in achieving a self-employment goal. The presenter will also provide a layman's guide to understanding how self-employment income is treated by the SSI program and offer practical tips for reporting this income to Social Security. The presentation will conclude with specific advice about where to get individualized work incentives counseling about the impact of self-employment on SSI benefits.
Motivation is a billion dollar a year industry. Motivation to go to the gym. Motivation to eat healthy. Motivation to improve work performance. We ALL need a little extra help in the motivation department. We know that there are really two kinds of motivation: Intrinsic and Extrinsic.
"Get Ready for College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities" is a free series of online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the college preparation, selection, and disability services process.
Occupational therapy and elementary-age children aren’t always associated with transition. That didn’t deter Deborah Schwind, an occupational therapist in Loudoun County, from starting the Community Independence Instruction (CII) program at Cedar Lane Elementary School. Third to fifth grade students participate in CII building job skills, developing career interests, and embedding academic knowledge through hands-on learning opportunities throughout the school building.