Employment and Disability

Eligio Velasquez Named 2020 Direct Support Professional of the Year

New Mexico professional joins 54 others being honored for inclusion, empowerment of people with intellectual & developmental disabilities! Source: ANCOR ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA APRIL 16, 2020 This morning, the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) announced that Eligio Velasquez, direct support professional (DSP) for Albuquerque, New Mexico-based ARCA, has been named the 2020 Direct …

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OSHA Guidance on Preparing the Workplace for COVID-19 (2020)

2020 guidance on preparing the workplace for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Source: OSHA This is a quick summary of the guidelines without analysis or commentary. For more information, go directly to the guidelines by clicking the link in the reference. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has …

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The JAN Workplace Accommodation Toolkit

Source: The JAN Workplace Accommodation Toolkit JAN’s Workplace Accommodation Toolkit is a free, comprehensive online resource for employers seeking to move beyond basic compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to create more disability-inclusive workplaces. The Toolkit provides guidance and resources for developing or updating accommodation policies and processes while leveraging the best …

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EARN’s Mental Health Toolkit

Source: EARN’s Mental Health Toolkit Not all disabilities are visible to the eye. Among those that are often non-apparent are mental health conditions. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five American adults experiences a mental health condition each year. For many of these individuals, work is a key part of their …

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EARN’s Mental Health Toolkit

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five American adults experiences a mental health condition each year. For many of these individuals, work is a key part of their health and identity, contributing to their sense of purpose and wellbeing. Source: EARN’s Mental Health Toolkit That’s why it’s important for employers …

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Campaign for Disability Employment PSA Download Center

Source: Campaign for Disability Employment PSA Download Center Looking for downloadable versions of the Campaign for Disability Employment’s television PSAs? You’ve come to the right place. This page features links to various lengths and versions of our videos, including accessible versions that are captioned and/or audio introduced, and Spanish language versions.

States are testing innovative strategies to help at-risk workers stay employed | Urban Institute

RETAIN is a major development in the movement to help disabled workers stay connected to the workforce, but it is only the beginning. Though musculoskeletal conditions are an important issue, many other health conditions, like mental illness, also cause workers to drop out of the workforce. Source: States are testing innovative strategies to help at-risk …

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Office of Disability Employment Policy Publications

Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy Publications | Pueblo.gpo.gov Disability Employment Publications Order FREE disability employment guides for employers, job-seekers, educators, and employment service providers. Employers can find information to help recruit, hire, and retain employees with disabilities. Job-seekers with disabilities can find information to develop their skills and find the support they need to get a …

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“America’s Workforce: Empowering All” 

Source: NDEAM 2018 | “America’s Workforce: Empowering All” | Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Blog Note: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), observed each October, celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and promotes the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. Reflecting a …

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Mathematica Policy Research: Transition Strategies for Youth with Disabilities

Transition Transition Strategies for Youth with Disabilities Mathematica Policy Research has released three new reports on how transition services are being used for youth with disabilities. The goal of these services is to help youth with disabilities-particularly those receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)- find employment and earn higher wages. Mathematica’s reports focus on which services are the most promising …

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