Bridging the Gap Across Transition is a training module developed by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) that provides information on rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to help navigate from the school system to the world of work, or to post-secondary education or training, otherwise known as the transition process. Topics discussed include self-advocacy, disability disclosure, sufficient medical documentation, and types of accommodations that might be needed. To access this resource, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://askjan.org/training/library.htm#ModuleTransition
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) E-news (August 2015) celebrates the 25th anniversary of the signing of the ADA by encouraging businesses to educate the workforce about the ADA and disability employment issues. Informing employees, beyond simply posting an equal opportunity poster, can benefit businesses by creating a more knowledgeable and inclusive workforce, reducing the likelihood of discrimination through awareness, and improving productivity by recognizing value in providing reasonable accommodations. The E-news includes many ways to educate the workforce about the ADA and reasonable accommodation. To access this this month's JAN E-news, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://askjan.org/enews/2015/Enews-V13-I3.htm#5
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Multimedia Training Microsite provides training resources that may be used in group training or by individuals. They may easily be incorporated into larger training events. Some resources are for general audiences, some are quite specific. Also incorporate archived JAN Webcasts and podcasts to your training curriculum. To access JAN's Multimedia Training Mircrosite, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://askjan.org/training/library.htm
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has unveiled a disability historical timeline called "Advancing Equal Access to Opportunity" as a start to its celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The timeline highlights the laws related to disability employment from 1920 to the present. In addition to the timeline, DOL is featuring personal stories submitted by workers with disabilities who have been affected by the ADA in their lives and careers. To access the Timeline, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://www.dol.gov/featured/ada/
The Computer/Electronic Accommodation Program (CAP) provides technical assistance and resources to Federal agencies and staff. It has also developed numerous on-line tutorials and videos on Assistive Technology (AT) and accommodations for diverse disabilities. Their on-line training and technical assistance is available free for managers, staff and individuals interested in how best to provide accommodations. CAP has a new Disability Etiquette Training, Part 1 and 2, is targeted to supervisors and co-workers of individuals with disabilities. This training is intended to provide basic tips that can serve as a guideline when interacting with an individual who has a disability. Proper disability etiquette creates a comfortable work environment and supports equal access and advancement for all. To access this CAP resource, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://www.cap.mil/newsevents/Training.aspx
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has released a new Just-in-Time Training Module on providing reasonable accommodations to employees with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This module is comprised of a slide show with transcript and handouts, and provides information on PTSD, the limitations in the workplace that may be associated with it, and effective accommodations that can be provided to help employees be more successful. To access this JAN Training Modules, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://askjan.org/training/library.htm
These 30 Second Trainings provide information on employment basics that assist business on their requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act. These include separate trainings on: I’ve hired a person with a disability. Now what? (Overview of legal requirements and practical strategies? Under the ADA, can I discipline or fire an employee with a disability? What are some ways I can accommodate ALL my employees? What is a reasonable accommodation? What should I do when my employee asks me for an accommodation? What tax incentives are available for employers who hire people with disabilities? To access any of these 30 Second Trainings, please click on View Page Now or go to: https://disability.workforce3one.org/page/tag/1001325235377236027
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training has created a number of 30 Second Trainings for business. This 30 Second Training provides quick, accessible information on what business entities and employers are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Click on Download Now to access this 30 Second Training.
A primary goal of One-Stop Centers is to assist customers in finding jobs and advancing their careers. The Workforce Investment Act established the core concept of "universal access," meaning One-Stop services must be readily accessible to a wide range of customers, including persons with disabilities. The high unemployment rate for persons with disabilities is the highest of any segment of the population. Approximately 1 in 7 people in the United States have some type of disability, representing a significant portion of potential One-Stop customers. One-Stop employees who are not disability specialists cannot be expected to be knowledgeable on every aspect of helping people with disabilities find employment. However, through a combination of good basic customer service practices, core knowledge of disability issues, and information on where to find additional resources, One-Stop employees can play a significant role in helping people with disabilities meet their career goals. This course was designed specifically to equip you, the workforce development professional, with those skills and resources. The information in this training is broken out by "Chapters" each discussing different categories of disabilities. The information was compiled from reliable sources and reviewed by experienced disability specialists representing diverse government and private sector organizations. It is not intended to address every issue related to the cause and effect of disabilities. The purpose of this introductory course is to provide you with a practical learning experience, as your first step toward acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality workforce development services to persons with disabilities.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has developed an on-line tool for money management with clients and they would appreciate feedback on this resource. Last year, CFPB developed Your Money, Your Goals: A Financial Empowerment Toolkit for Social Services. The work began with a scan of existing programs and culminated with a field test in which local organizations trained 1,400 frontline social services staff on the toolkit. CFPB is designing the modular toolkit to give case managers and other staff easy access to a wide range of basic money management information and tools. In addition to information for staff on how and when to introduce the materials, it will include a client assessment that equips users to identify the topics most relevant and timely for their individual clients. The CFPB is requesting input from stakeholders on use of this draft tool, including features you would like to see features you’d like to see in an online, interactive toolkit. Let CFPB know at Empowerment@cfpb.gov. Check out the preview module at: consumerfinance.gov/your-money-your-goals
This webcourse was developed as part of a joint collaboration between the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Department of Educations Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Centers (formerly DBTACS) with specific focus on training of public workforce professionals on service delivery for customers with disabilities. The course is approximately four hours in length but can be conducted in segments and includes extensive information on disability etiquette, the ADA, and relevant resources for customers with disabilities. It is a free self-paced webcourse that is also eligible for continuing education credits. To access the webcourse, please click on Download or go to: http://www.wiawebcourse.org
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD), which recently launched its 12-month Affordable Care Act National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) website, has published a free technical assistance guide. The “Guide to Disability for Healthcare Insurance Marketplace Navigators” will instruct navigators and other enrollment specialists about the special needs of people with disabilities who are shopping for health care insurance. To download the free guide, please go to: http://www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org/ndnrc-materials/disability-guide/
The National Disability Institute (NDI) is rolling out some new tools and services in 2014 for its Real Economic Impact (REI) Network members. The following outlines all of the benefits and information REI Network members receive at no cost. • REI Network E-newsletter - packed with information and important resources to help promote economic advancement for people with disabilities in local communities. • Monthly webinar series - designed exclusively for REI Network partners, NDI's REI Network webinar series provides training, information and guest speakers each month on key economic advancement topics. As a member of the REI Network, you can also participate in other webinars offered through NDI. Sign up for a webinar today! • One-on-one technical assistance with a dedicated team of training and technical assistance experts. Submit your TA requests to NDI-TA@ndi-inc.org. • Access to valuable tools from NDI include: E-learning courses, fact sheets, toolkits, asset summits, and benefits planning trainings Visit the REI Network section of National Disability Institute's website to find out more: www.realeconomicimpactr.org/rei-network.aspx
This training gives a general overview of Mental Health month. Each 30-Second Training has been saved as a PowerPoint Show (.pps), so clicking on a link will automatically launch the training in both .pps. • To save a copy of the PowerPoint Show to your Desktop to disseminate via email: ? In Internet Explorer, simply right click on the .pps link and choose “Save Target As.” ? In Firefox, simply right click on the .pps link and choose “Save Link As.”
Since 2003, the United States has designated the month of April as National Financial Literacy Month to stress the importance of financial literacy. A number of governmental and financial initiatives support this effort. The Administration is again challenging students, teachers, and parents to emphasize the importance of financial literacy. The U.S. Departments of the Treasury and Education have developed an Educator Toolkit to help prepare students for the test of knowledge of financial issues. From saving for college to managing personal expenses, the challenge can help students to learn about several topics that collectively constitute a basic understanding of personal finance. Another resource can be found at: www.mymoney.gov.