Announcements

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

All Announcements

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 9/24/2018

    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: 9/24/2018

    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: 9/10/2018

    REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT – ETA is moderating a webinar on Wednesday, September 12th from 1:00 to 2:30 PM EST on the following topic: “Ticket to Work Program: An Aligned Mission with WIOA”. This webinar will highlight new streamlined processes in place to operationalize Ticket to Work and the different partnership models available, including Partnership Plus.  We hope you can join.  To register, click  here . 

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 8/31/2018

    September is National Deaf Awareness Month.  Communities throughout the country are organizing events and activities to increase awareness of deaf issues, people, and culture.  One way ETA is contributing is by highlighting  Workplace Resources for the Deaf on WorkforceGPS.  Communicating with deaf individuals is an achievable goal in the workplace. 

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 8/23/2018

    In October, the nation celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.  This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All." To help promote, the official  2018 NDEAM poster  is now  available  for downloading or to  order  in hard copy from ODEP. ETA hopes you can help increase awareness.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 8/20/2018

    ETA is pleased to highlight a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/NIDILRR-funded published report titled Impact: Feature Issue on the Direct Support Workforce and People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities. This report examines workforce challenges in the long-term care system and their consequences;shares personal success stories and barriers for those delivering and receiving supports;and highlights creative, bold actions being taken around the country.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 8/13/2018

    ETA is pleased to put a spotlight on the updated website layout of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) to find resources.  JAN is the leading source of information on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.  JAN applies practical solutions that benefit both the employer and the employee.  Assistance is available both over the phone and online – JAN is a trusted resource that can help you connect the pieces.  

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 8/3/2018

    ETA is pleased to moderate an upcoming webinar titled “Ticket to Work Program:An Aligned Mission with WIOA” on Wednesday, September 12th from 1:00 to 2:30 PM EST. This webinar will highlight new streamlined processes in place to operationalize Ticket to Work and the different partnership models available, including Partnership Plus.To register, click here.To learn more about resources available in advanced of the webinar, click here.  

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 7/26/2018

      During summer, the enjoyment of recreation opportunities is also important for the disability population to have meaningful balance against work life. However, there are sometimes accessibility barriers to fully experience different outdoor activities.  ETA is pleased to highlight how the Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) breaks down barriers by adopting an adaptive resource and recreation program for the Alaskan disability population to enjoy the great outdoors.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 7/23/2018

    On Thursday, July 26, the nation observes the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  At the ADA signing ceremony in 1990, President George H.W. Bush concluded his remarks with the following statement:  “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.” In our continued efforts to ensure all Americans have equal access to employment, ETA compiled ADA technical assistance resources available for reference.