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: 1/21/2019

    January is National Mentoring Month to help promote youth mentoring in the United States. To focus on serving the disability population, specialized resources have been compiled by ETA to increase awareness of its impact and the different technical assistance tools available to help bridge the mentoring gap. Be an agent of change to make a difference – Become a Mentor in your community.  

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 1/11/2019

    January is National Braille Literacy Month. It is estimated that 700,000 Americans younger than 21 are blind or have serious vision problems, even when wearing glasses. Braille uses a code of up to six dots to facilitate reading and writing. The word “Braille” stems from Louis Braille who became blind from an accident at the age of three. ETA compiled Workplace Resources for the Blind on WorkforceGPS to help increase awareness on how we can accommodate individuals with vision loss.

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 12/30/2018

    Happy New Year!  As we begin a new year, a meaningful quote of reflection to support the everyday work we do:  “Your success lies in you.  Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”  - Helen Keller

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 12/18/2018

    The Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) announced the creation of a checklist to guide State VR Agencies on system alignment and integration with WIOA core and required partners. The WINTAC is funded by a cooperative agreement from the Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

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    Disability and Employment
    Posted On: 12/3/2018

    On July 26, 1990, outside on a warm summer day under a blue sky, President George H.W. Bush concluded his remarks at the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signing ceremony with the following statement:  “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.”  Rest in Peace.

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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.