Announcements

View the announcements listings below to stay connected with updates on the Disability and Employment Community and changes to the site. 

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 11/14/2018

    ETA is pleased to highlight a February 12-13, 2019 conference led by the Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (EPM-RRTC). Registration is FREE. The annual EPM-RRTC State of the Science and Annual Disability Statistics Compendium offers both in-person or online participation options. An outline of the two-day conference and the link to register to join in- person or online is below.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 11/9/2018

    During November 12-18, 2018, we celebrate the fourth annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) across the country.  NAW is a national celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. 

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 10/29/2018

    On November 11th, the nation celebrates Veterans Day.  For too many of our veterans returning from war, they suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  PTSD causes significant distress or impairment in the individual’s interactions and capacity to work.  ETA compiled workplace resources to increase awareness about PTSD to help increase awareness to support our veterans and others with this disability. 

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 10/29/2018

    October is Blindness Awareness Month. Based on the 2017 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium, there were 7,668,316 individuals with a vision disability living in U.S. communities.  California had the highest percentage at 26.5%, while Vermont had the lowest percentage at 14.4% for this disability type.  ETA compiled workplace resources for employing and accommodating individuals with blindness. 

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 10/19/2018

    ETA is pleased to highlight a new resource launched by WINTAC called Explore-Work.com.  This site features a series of web-based modules targeted for students with disabilities against the five required VR pre-employment transition service activities. As background, WINTAC provides technical assistance to state VR agencies and service providers to help them meet the requirements of WIOA.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 10/15/2018

    ETA recognizes that the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this week.  NIDILRR addresses disability employment as one of its focus areas in rehabilitation research.  NIDILRR’s target population includes all disability types and all age groups.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 10/12/2018

    ETA is pleased to highlight two new developments surrounding American Job Center (AJC) Customer Flow Scenario Infographics. First, a Spanish translation is now available to last year's popular release. Second, new youth scenarios have been released focused on youth or young adults seeking assistance from an AJC. Both storyboards include scenarios focused on serving customers with disabilities.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 10/5/2018

    World Mental Health Day will be observed in more than 100 countries on October 10th.  On that day, thousands of supporters and advocates come to celebrate this annual event from around the world to bring attention to mental illness and its effects.  ETA is joining this global effort by sharing technical assistance resources on Workplace Resources for Mental Health to help further expand off Mental Health Awareness month that we previously observed together in May.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 10/4/2018

    Are you looking for an opportunity to engage with peers locally and nationally across the workforce system to pilot innovative solutions to address disability and employment issues?  ETA is pleased to announce another exciting cohort challenge that will address three topic areas: 1) Accessibility; 2) Customer Service; and 3) Employer Engagement.  Let’s brainstorm and develop solutions together to support individuals with disabilities enter, stay in, or return to the labor force.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 10/4/2018

    ETA is pleased to highlight a Presidential Proclamation on National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  The Proclamation recognizes the achievements of Americans with disabilities whose contributions in the workforce help ensure the strength of our Nation.  The commitment is renewed to create an environment of opportunity for all Americans and educating people about disability employment issues.