DEI Best Practice Series: Partnership Plus Solutions
Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) strategies that are impacting the workforce system to increase access to and participation of job seekers with disabilities in career pathways and workforce services at all levels.
Under “Related Content”, this page provides mini-brief write-ups of disability and employment career pathways strategies and how they are being effectively implemented by Disability Employment Initiative grantees. The left hand navigation bar includes links to the resources that are annotated below.
California - Partnership Plus: Action Oriented Solutions - Ensuring that American Job Centers (AJCs) provide full access to services for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) clients who are also Ticket Holders is a challenge. An action oriented solution is represented by the California DEI grantee who entered into a Partnership Plus agreement with VR to better serve Ticket Holders under the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Ticket to Work program.
New York – How to Inspire Ticket Holders -- As an American Job Center that serves as a Workforce Employment Network, how do we inspire Ticket Holders to pursue work? They often fear losing Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income and most importantly, related health benefits. Discovering the Ticket Holder’s “Dreams” is key to inspiring them while at the same time acknowledging their fears of poverty and loss of benefits.