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: 4/9/2018

    ETA is pleased to highlight the most recent nTide Report documenting a 7.7 percent increase in labor force participation for working-age people with disabilities from March 2017 to March 2018, based on the latest BLS jobs report. This percentage increase outpaces the gains of people without disabilities during the same period. nTide is funded, in part, by grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Kessler Foundation.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 4/2/2018

    Researchers often document that individuals with a disability versus those without a disability are more likely to have a substance abuse problem and less likely to get effective treatment. ETA has announced the availability of up to $21 million for demonstration grant projects for Program Year 2017. These grants will enable eligible applicants to serve or retrain workers in communities impacted by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 3/23/2018

    ETA is pleased to announce three upcoming webinars on AJC Certification and WIOA Section 188 to be jointly facilitated by the technical assistance teams from the Disability Employment Initiative and the LEAD Center. There are three key objectives: 1) Understand the link between WIOA with Section 188 in connection with compliance procedures and the certification process; 2) Learn replicable strategies from peers; 3) Identify key state/local stakeholders and partners to maximize success.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 3/19/2018

    ETA recognizes the lifetime achievements Stephen Hawking has made to the field of science. Despite his significant disability, Dr. Hawking led a breakthrough in our generation's understanding of cosmos in the universe. His resilience inspired us all. As he insightfully said, "My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit, as well as physically."

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 3/9/2018

    In honor of Women's History Month, ETA would like to highlight a resource on tracking statistics on women with disabilities in the labor force. This data is released monthly by DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics and can be found by clicking here. In February, the participation rate of women with disabilities between the ages of 16 to 64 in the labor force was 30.4% compared to 71.0% for women without disabilities. We collectively continue our efforts to improve access to good sustaining jobs.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 3/5/2018

    ETA is pleased to highlight a free monthly Lunch & Learn webinar series to discuss national trends in disability employment (nTide). The nTide webinars will traditionally occur on the first Friday of every month in order to correspond with the DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report release. The next nTIDE will be held on March 9th. To learn more, click here. nTide is funded through a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services and with support from the Kessler Foundation.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 2/19/2018

    In celebration of African American History Month, ETA honors the contributions of African American leaders with disabilities who broke down barriers. We all have a role to make a difference for the greater good. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King once stated, “It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 2/9/2018

    One of the key goals of WIOA is to maximize cross-training from different programs to share expertise about the needs of specific populations so that all staff can better serve all customers. To help bridge that knowledge transfer, the National Clearinghouse for Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) updated its central repository for training resources in vocational rehabilitation.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 1/26/2018

    The Drive Disability Employment Website allows users to access state-level disability policy announcements, best practices, innovations, technical assistance, and other resources.  A new feature has recently been added to allow users to get notifications when new and updated resources have been added that match your preferences.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 1/12/2018

    WorkforceGPS launched the Customer Centered Design (CCD) Community of Practice (CoP) site to provide workforce development professionals with a central place to learn more about customer centered design principles and examples of CCD in action.