Disability Research News

ADA Anniversary Tool Kit

Post date: 06/28/2017

The NIDILRR-funded ADA National Network and its ten regional centers across the United States will lead celebrations of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout July, leading up to the ADA Anniversary (July 26th).

Webcast: Disclosing Disability in the Workplace

Post date: 06/28/2017

The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities (VCU-RRTC) will host a webcast, Disclosing Disability in the Workplace, July 13th, 2-2:45pm ET.

Mental Health Research Featured in Inside Higher Ed

Post date: 06/28/2017

Researchers from the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) were interviewed in...

Special Journal Issue Highlights Community Participation Research

Post date: 06/28/2017

Glen White, PhD, principal investigator, and Jean Ann Summers, PhD, research director from the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Community Living served as guest editors for a...

Webinar: Guided Group Discovery - Paving the Way to Employment

Post date: 06/21/2017

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) LEAD Center will host a webinar, Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment, June 26th, 3-4pm ET. Guided Group Discovery (GGD...

Introducing the Disability Coordinating Group of the Campbell Collaboration

Post date: 05/25/2017

Please join the Center on KTDRR for our next live webcast, Introducing the Disability Coordinating Group of the Campbell Collaboration.

PEAT Blog Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Post date: 05/19/2017

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), the ODEP-funded Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) compiled a list highlighting some of their favorite actionable quotes from PEAT contributors, including accessibility experts, employers, government entities, disability advocates and others.

American Job Centers and Digital Access: A Guide to Accessible Information and Communication Technology

Post date: 05/19/2017
disability data news

Within the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a provision stating that all comprehensive American Job Centers (AJCs) and affiliated sites must be physically and programmatically accessible to individuals with disabilities, including information and communication technology (ICT) designed, procured, maintained, and used by AJCs, as outlined in WIOA’s Section 188.

LEAD Center Releases Brief on the ABLE Act and Employment

Post date: 05/19/2017
disability data news

The LEAD Center has released a brief titled, “The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities.”

Understanding Workplace Personal Assistance Services

Post date: 05/03/2017

One of the provisions of the updated Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act regulations issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in January of this year requires federal agencies to provide personal assistance services (PAS) to certain employees with disabilities as a form of affirmative action. PAS is not required as a reasonable accommodation in the private employment context, however, except when needed for work-related travel.

Federal Exchange on Employment and Disability

Post date: 05/03/2017

Last week, EARN was pleased to assist the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in hosting the quarterly meeting of the Federal Exchange on Employment and Disability.

Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work National Online Dialogue — Extended Through Today, April 21

Post date: 04/21/2017
disability data news

There is still time to participate in the Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work National Online Dialogue!

New PEAT Resource Offers Guidance on Accessible Technology-Related Public Policy

Post date: 04/21/2017
disability data news

To help employers, employees and technology providers learn about and understand the latest federal regulatory developments, the ODEP-funded Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) has launched “Policy Matters,” a centralized resource that covers what's happening in the world of accessible technology-related public policy.

WEBINAR: The ABLE Act: A Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes

Post date: 04/19/2017

The LEAD Center, in collaboration with the ABLE National Resource Center, will be holding a webinar focused on how individuals with disabilities, and their families, can use ABLE accounts to increase their financial stability and produce more positive employment outcomes. 

Research Brief: Family Caregiver Support for People with IDD

Post date: 04/19/2017
disability data news

The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Family Supports and the ...

Autism Research in the News

Post date: 04/19/2017

Research from the recently-completed NIDILRR-funded project on ...

JAN Releases Publication on Personal Assistance Services in the Workplace

Post date: 04/13/2017

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has released a publication on Personal Assistance Services (PAS) in the workplace, focusing on the provision of the updated Section 501 regulations that requires federal agencies to provide PAS to certain employees with disabilities.

LEAD Center Prepares Release of Policy Brief Discussing ABLE Act and Employment Outcomes

Post date: 03/31/2017
disability data news

The LEAD Center will soon release a brief titled, “The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities.”

Section 188 Training Emphasizes Best Practices That Promote Equal Access for Individuals with Disabilities

Post date: 03/31/2017

In 2017, local Equal Opportunity Officers (EOOs) with Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development were charged with collecting results from a new workforce staff assessment on the impact of statewide Section 188 training.

Study: Autism and Employment

Post date: 03/30/2017
disability data news

Newly published research supports the criticalness of these conditions to on-the-job success, showing that, once hired, nine out of 10 transition-age youth with autism who received intensive training and other employment support services went on to become long-term, valued employees....

WEBINAR: Cooperation and Collaboration: The Role of Interagency Coordination in Securing Competitive Integrated Employment for Transition

Post date: 03/21/2017

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) makes clear that facilitating Transition from School to Work is not – and cannot be – the effort of a single agency or organization. Ideally, Transition is a highly cooperative and collaborative activity, built upon strong relationships between multiple entities, all working in service to the goals, interests and ambitions of the transitioning student.

Save the Date: 2017 WIOA National Convenings

Post date: 02/28/2017

In the spring of 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor, in collaboration with its Education and Health and Human Services partners, will host three national convenings.

NEW TA WEBSITE LAUNCHED: Youth Pathways to Post-Secondary and Employment

Post date: 02/28/2017
disability data news

This site brings together five different National Youth-Focused Training and Technical Assistance Centers, funded by the US Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), as well as the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP).

Now Available - The Playlists: Disability Resources for WIOA Practitioners

Post date: 02/28/2017

High-quality service to individuals with disabilities is a critical goal of WIOA partners and practitioners. You may obtain a wealth of technical assistance resources to help you reach that goal with these ten playlists.