Employer Engagement Strategies and Effective Job Development: A Multidimensional Approach
Work is the most effective and efficient means for individuals with and without disabilities to have a life of meaning, connections, and value. Work also forms the bridge to a life “well-lived”. While definitions of employer engagement vary based on programmatic beliefs, recent practices have illuminated methodologies that result in quality outcomes when developing interest-based jobs. Best-practices in competitive and integrated employment will form the structure for this training while story telling will humanize examples of quality outcomes. Additionally, we will examine the principles from which we provide support to individuals with disabilities to have a life that includes work.
Nancy Brooks-Lane’s diverse skills include: training, technical assistance and side by side mentoring in best practices; organizational and system change strategic planning; and aligning policy, funding, and change. She has assisted persons with significant disabilities obtain customized employment or start their own business and has mentored, trained and provided technical assistance to self-advocates, families, providers, citizen advocates, funders and social and political leaders in the processes of best practices and system change.
* This webcast was funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number #90RT5035) on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities.