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Promising Practice: Promoting Economic Self-Sufficiency of Job Seekers with Disabilities

Disability Program Navigators (DPNs) throughout the country have developed and implemented successful strategies in the public workforce system to promote the employment and economic self-sufficiency of persons with disabilities. This Information Brief highlights how DPNs are improving access to financial education; home ownership ad entrepreneurial programs, and increased use of the Earned Income Tax Credit to expand economic opportunities of job seekers with disabilities. One asset building strategies being used. One very successful strategy has been facilitating the One-Stop Career Centers to become Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites.

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12/01/09 03:36PM

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Promoting Economic Self-Sufficiency of Job Seekers with Disabilities

Disability Program Navigators (DPNs) throughout the country have developed and implemented successful strategies in the public workforce system to promote the employment and economic self-sufficiency of persons with disabilities. This Information Brief highlights how DPNs are improving access to financial education; home ownership ad entrepreneurial programs, and increased use of the Earned Income Tax Credit to expand economic opportunities of job seekers with disabilities. One very successful strategy has been facilitating the One-Stop Career Centers to become Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites. Read the full Brief to learn about more strategies, resources and examples of how the One-Stop Career Center system can help support jobseekers with low-incomes during tax season.

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02/17/10 04:29PM

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Asset Development for Persons with Disabilities

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services'(OCS) Assets for Independence (AFI)Resource Center has issued a Brief entitled, "Understanding Asset Development for Individuals with Disabilities." The Brief underscores the role of asset development for individuals with disabilities given that these individuals are more likely to be unemployed and live in poverty than any other single demographic group in the United States. It includes information on Individual Development Account (IDA) programs and strategies by which Assets for Independence grantees can improve access to IDAs for people with disabilities. These strategies include: outreach to individuals with disabilities and disability service providers, greater accessibility of IDA services, support for IDA participants with disabilities to complete IDA programs, and accommodation of the needs of people with disabilities in IDA financial literacy programs. The brief is available at http://www.idaresources.org/IDA_disabilities.php HHS's AFI Program is authorized under the Assets for Independence Act in Title IV of the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational Services Human Services Reauthroization Act of 1998, P.L. 105-285. The AFI Program enbales community-based nonprofits and government agencies to implement and demonstrate an asset-based approach to assisting low-income families out of poverty. AFI projects help participants save earned income in special-purpose, matched savings accounts, called IDAs. The AFI Program's Resource Center has compiled many helpful resources for individuals with disabilities and families with members who are disabled. The home Web site is: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/oca/afi

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02/23/10 10:44AM

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Asset Development 30-Second Training Series

Asset Development 30-Second Training Series http://www.dpnavigator.net/pages/AssetDev30sec.html A 30-Second Training is a quick fun Power Point slide show that is electronically sent out to One-Stop and Partner staff and can be completed in a very short amount of time hence, 30-Seconds Trainings. They provide disability and employment information usually with a resource link for those that are interested in furthering their knowledge and expertise. ? 30-Second Trainings are designed to be fast, informative and entertaining to capture the attention of busy One-Stop staff, partners and/or employers in a 30-Second PowerPoint Show. ? 30-Second Trainings can be used to either introduce topics and information for the first time, or to reinforce information that has already been presented in a formal presentation. While it can be used as a stand-alone training, it is best used to augment other training. ? 30-Second Training topics cover a wide-range of disability and employment issues in a way that is easy to process and that leads the end-user to a reputable internet resource where they can find additional information on the topic. The Asset Development series was designed to help Disability Program Navigators (DPNs) and other workforce professionals to increase awareness of the many available Asset Development strategies and resources that exist to promote and support increased self-sufficiency and financial stability among individuals with low-incomes, including individuals with disabilities.

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06/11/10 02:56PM

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DOL TEGL on Supporting Entrepreneurial and Self-Employment Training

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has issued a Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) on supporting entrepreneurial and self-employment training through the workforce investment system. The purpose of the TEGL is to encourage states to establish parameters for funding such training under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act which authorizes the provision of entrepreneurial training to adult and dislocated workers, and authorizes entrepreneurial work experiences for youth. The TEGL replaces an earlier guidance letter and provides more detailed information about designing and implementing entrepreneurial and self-employment training strategies for adults, dislocated workers, and youth, and provides guidance about allowable costs and outcome tracking. The TEGL notes that entrepreneurship and small business development have been identified as an important employment option for populations that have challenges to employment. For example, self-employment may offer individuals with disabilities greater workplace flexibility and income opportunities. The TEGL identifies self-employment as a potential strategy for Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) grantee states. The guidance letter describes a variety of ways in which the workforce investment system can support entrepreneurship and self-employment. The TEGL also addresses performance accountability issues and suggests strategies such as using supplemental data sources and administrative records to assist in reporting on employment, retention and earnings measures. The TEGL is available at http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/attach/TEGL/TEGL12-10acc.pdf.

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12/18/10 02:08PM

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Report on Taxpayers with Disabilities

Report Looks at Taxpayers with Disabilities In a report prepared for the IRS Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication (SPEC) effort, Wage and Investment Research and Analysis profiled taxpayers with disabilities using results from the 2009 Benchmark Survey. This report provides an update of the 2007 Disability Report and aims to assist SPEC and its partners to better understand the characteristics and services used by taxpayers with disabilities and to identify possible outreach strategies. The analysis was limited to working-age taxpayers, and includes the following findings: ? Taxpayers with disabilities were more likely to be unemployed and/or on disability. Approximately 46 percent of taxpayers with disabilities reported being unemployed and/or on disability compared to 13 percent of taxpayers without disabilities. ? Respondents with disabilities are low income taxpayers. Over half of respondents with disabilities had an adjusted gross income of less than $20,000. ? On average, taxpayers with disabilities received $800 less Earned Income Tax Credit when compared to taxpayers without disabilities. ? Awareness and use of free tax preparation services/resources among respondents with disabilities was low. Approximately 36 percent of respondents with disabilities were aware of volunteer tax preparation clinics; however, only six percent reported using these services. ? Taxpayers with disabilities identified tax preparation companies as the potentially most important resource/service used in completing their tax return. For the full report, including recommendations, see http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4640.pdf.

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02/05/11 06:04PM

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Evaluation of the Employment and Training Administration/Office of Disability Employment Policy Disability Employment Initiative (DEI)

As of July 2011, there is a 40 percent gap between the employment rate of people without disabilities and that of people with disabilities. The Disability Employment Initiative, or DEI, is a joint effort by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy and its Employment Training Administration to facilitate systemic change in the workforce system in order to “increase the effective and meaningful participation of people with disabilities in the workforce” (DOL, 2010). One year ago, nine states were awarded DEI grants and set forth to change policy, practices, and, ultimately, culture, as they relate to the employment of people with disabilities. In tandem with this effort, a comprehensive evaluation was launched to maximize this opportunity to learn from each state’s implementation of the DEI. As DEI progresses, the evaluation will also be able to answer key questions related to the initiative’s outcomes and impacts. This first synthesis report on the Evaluation of the Disability Employment Initiative reviews DEI evaluation activities through July 31, 2011.

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10/06/11 03:26PM

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April Is Financial Literacy Month.

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.

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04/06/12 03:18PM

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"The Assets Report 2012," New America Foundation

In April 2012, the New America Foundation issued "The Assets Report 2012: An Assessment of the Federal Asset-Building Budget." Excerpts... While recovery from the Great Recession appears be taking hold, economic hardship remains pervasive. Poverty is still on the rise and many families feel that the forces of recession have displaced them from the middle class. Expanding opportunities for upward mobility has become a common call. The spotlight remains focused on the American Dream, what it takes to achieve it, and the role of government in that process. We think of “success” as being able to raise a family, educate our children, buy a home, start a business, and live securely in our retirement years...Being able to save/accumulate assets is an essential foundation for success. Over time, these resources can be invested productively in ways that promote economic mobility and well-being. It is the mobility and resiliency features of savings and assets that justify the wide range of Federal policies and programs intended to promote their accumulation. In our calculations, direct spending programs and policies that are embedded in the tax code together account for $548 billion in pro-savings and asset building resources for fiscal year 2013. Given the scale of these commitments and the importance of their objectives, these policies deserve scrutiny to insure that these investments are achieving their intended outcomes. Our assessment of policy, however, reveals several fundamental inequities. The poorest Americans, who have had the most difficulty saving and for whom appropriate interventions would have the greatest impact, are instead offered less accessible or meaningful ways to accumulate assets compared to middle- and upper-income families. If we are to broaden savings and asset ownership, we must understand how the Federal government’s policy affects asset building for low and moderate-income Americans, including persons with disabilities.

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04/15/12 03:32PM

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The Basics of Social Security Disability Benefits Template

The One-Stop Ticket Success Project has created tools to assist One-Stop Career Centers and other workforce development programs to assist and provide guidance on how to manage benefits in a way that enables an individual to go to work, earn income, and reduce reliance on cash benefits, while maintaining essential benefits such as health care. With the suspension in operations by the Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Programs, these resources are particularly critical. They include a template that can be used as a guide by staff and as a handout for customers on the basics of benefits that can be modified with state specific information.

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08/14/12 05:06PM

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American Public Human Services Association's Policy Brief, entitled, "Employment for People with Disabilities."

The American Public Human Services Assoication (APHSA), through its "Pathways Initiative," is forging a vision for a transformed human service sytem and for the outcomes such a system can achieve. In this Initiative, APHSA includes Achieving Gainful Employment and Independence, including for persons with disabilities. APHSA has issued a policy Brief, entitled, "Employment for People with Disabilities." Excerpts... Gainful Employment and Independence is one of four key outcome areas APHSA seeks to impact through a transformed human service system. Through aligned and person-centered programs, flexible funding, meaningful accountability, and strategic partnerships, we can provide the opportunities and supports that will help low-income individuals get a job, keep a job, and start down a sustainable career path. The necessary policy directions for gainful employment and independence will require that we: •direct resources into those supports that will help adults get a job and stay employed; •emphasize education and training;affordable, quality child care; incentives for employers to hire those getting public assistance; and help with transportation to a job; •provide supports, such as tools to help secure stable housing and appropriate opportunities for those with disabilities; and •provide other opportunities through which adults can quickly become as self-sufficient as possible, such as community wealth creation enterprises. For working-age individuals and their families, having a job and staying in the workforce are critical to achieving greater independence. Employment is one of the surest and most long-lasting means to equip people with the lifetime tools they need for sustaining their incomes and dignity and avoiding future need for government support.

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11/06/12 03:39PM

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What is the MyFreeTaxes (MFT) Partnership? How can AJCs benefit?

Exciting New Initiative Since 2009, the MyFreeTaxes (MFT) Partnership has helped more than 4.4 million families (about 14% with disabilities) receive more than $5.98 billion in tax refunds through expanded access to free tax preparation services. Last year, MFT returned $1.78 billion to low- to-moderate income households, an average of more than $1,100 per taxpayer, by saving money on preparer fees and receipt of favorable tax credits. My FreeTaxes Partnership is funnded by Walmart, National Disability Institute (NDI), United Way Worldwide (UWW) and Goodwill International (GII) will work together to expand awareness/access to free, inclusive in-person tax preparation services, while pioneering the free online MyFreeTaxes.com filing option. Over the past 4 years, the number of filers who submitted taxes on MyFreeTaxes.com increased by almost 500%. This year, the IRS has expanded training/support for self-preparation models, including MyFreeTaxes.com to offer alongside traditional Volunteer Income Tax Assistance -VITA. AJCs are ideally positioned to integrate tax services due to their diverse customer-base, many of whom are unemployed or struggling to stay within low-to moderate income range once employed. The DEI is the first USDOL initiative to incorporate asset development as a major strategic component to enhance the economic self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities; any new approaches implemented will be value-added for all customers within the workforce system. From Nov 1 to Aug 31, 2013, NDI will recruit/pay a certified IRS VITA Tax Coach to work 20 hours a week in an AJC(s) to collaborate with local UWW and GII partners, VITA and tax coalitions, and DRCs to raise awareness in the workforce system on benefits/options of free tax preparation. Contact: Jamie Robinson, MFT Project Manager (617)467-4195, jrobinson@ndi-inc.org

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11/27/12 05:16PM

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Designing and Delivering an Asset Summit to improve Asset Development Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Challenges to Employment

This Toolkit was compiled by the national technical assistance and training provider under the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), which is funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

The materials provided within this document are designed to assist partners and staff within the American Job Center Network, including Disability Resource Coordinators, to address the challenges in advancing employment options for individuals with disabilities and others with challenges to employment and in moving forward with options that enhance their long-term economic self-sufficiency. Asset development strategies include various approaches such as use of individual development accounts, implementation of financial literacy training for youth and adults, utilization of favorable tax provisions and Social Security work incentives, and application of self-directed benefit and resource accounts.

Local communities typically encompass myriad asset development partners that are, often, working together to improve the financial stability of low-wage workers within the community. These efforts generally target low-income workers. Individuals with disabilities are often not specifically targeted through these organizations’ outreach efforts due to misconceptions about their abilities to work, earn and save while maintaining public benefits. One way to increase outreach and service to individuals with disabilities is through building collaborative relationships with key entities within the financial, or asset building and disability communities through a local Asset Summit.

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04/10/13 01:40PM

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Developing Financial Fitness Fairs for Individuals with Disabilities & Others with Challenges to Employment

This Toolkit was compiled by the national technical assistance and training provider under the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), which is funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

The materials provided within this document are designed to assist partners and staff within the American Job Center Network, including Disability Resource Coordinators, to address the challenges in advancing employment options for individuals with disabilities and others with challenges to employment and in moving forward with options that enhance their long-term economic self-sufficiency. Asset development strategies include various approaches such as use of individual development accounts, implementation of financial literacy training for youth and adults, utilization of favorable tax provisions and Social Security work incentives, and application of self-directed benefit and resource accounts.

Financial Fitness Fairs are designed to:
• Connect low-income workers, including individuals with disabilities and others in need of increased financial stability, with local programs and services with the mission to support them in increasing their economic self-sufficiency through work; and
• Provide these workers with access to financial literacy, consumer protection services, asset building programs and other anti-poverty efforts.

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04/10/13 01:46PM

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Integrating Financial Security and Asset-Building Strategies into Workforce Development Programs

Integrating Financial Security and Asset-Building Strategies into Workforce Development Programs Corporation for Enterprise Development http://cfed.org/assets/pdfs/Integrating_Financial_Security_and_Asset-Building_Strategies_into_Workforce_Development_Program.pdf This is the third report in the Corporation for Enterprise Development’s Integration Guide Series. The series, funded by Living Cities, provides in-depth information describing how core human service delivery systems can integrate asset-building strategies into their programming. The latest report explores the potential and the power of integrating asset-building strategies into workforce development and community college systems, and provides more than a dozen examples of workforce programs that have integrated one or more financial capability and asset-building strategies into their work. The report, titled Integrating Financial Security and Asset-Building Strategies into Workforce Development Programs, is built on the premise that integrating asset-building and workforce development services improves their effectiveness and increases financial security outcomes for participants. While both of these approaches are successful separately, when put together, they have the potential to supercharge each other.

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05/13/13 02:55PM

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"In Accessing Credit Reports for Foster Youth: A Reference Guide for Child Welfare Agencies"

In "In Accessing Credit Reports for Foster Youth: A Reference Guide for Child Welfare Agencies, Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) describes the basic processes for requesting credit reports for youth in foster care from each of the three credit bureaus. It introduces some key benefits and challenges associated with interpreting different types of credit reports and presents decision makers with ideas and general approaches to consider when determining how to help youth review their credit reports, resolve inaccuracies and protect against future errors, identity theft or fraud. Finally, it reinforces the importance of good credit as a financial asset that youth can begin to build as they transition out of foster care and into successful adulthood. CBA will continue to update the Guide as relevant information changes or becomes available. Click here for the most current pdf version of the Guide. Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) describes the basic processes for requesting credit reports for youth in foster care from each of the three credit bureaus. It introduces some key benefits and challenges associated with interpreting different types of credit reports and presents decision makers with ideas and general approaches to consider when determining how to help youth review their credit reports, resolve inaccuracies and protect against future errors, identity theft or fraud. Finally, it reinforces the importance of good credit as a financial asset that youth can begin to build as they transition out of foster care and into successful adulthood. CBA will continue to update the Guide as relevant information changes or becomes available.

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07/09/13 12:26PM

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Corporation for Enterprise Development's (CFED) 2013 Individual Development Account (IDA) Program Survey

The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) issued its 2013 Individual Development Account (IDA)Program Survey. Each year, CFED surveys IDA programs across the country to gain insight into key aspects of the IDA field, with information on accountholders, common asset purchases and funding sources, as well as the unmet needs and resources of the field. IDAs are a key component of asset development for persons with disabilities to promote economic self-sufficiency Key findings from this year’s survey include: 1. Roughly one in three IDA programs has seen an overall dip in revenue in the past year. 2. Federal funding remains the most common revenue stream for IDA programs. 3. IDA programs provide a rich variety of wraparound services to participants, both in-house and through referrals to other local and community resources. 4. Programs continue to develop innovative approaches to keeping participants engaged. 5. Higher education has become a more frequent savings goal in the past year. IDAs to help people save for college, buy a home or start a business and propel themselves up the economic ladder. The CFED worked with Draw4.Us to create a fun video that illustrates—literally, on a whiteboard—how IDAs work. This short video is an ideal tool for IDA practitioners to make the case for IDAs to funders, policymakers and other stakeholders who have the potential to further grow the IDA field. If you would like a downloadable version to use, please email idaassist@cfed.org for a download link.

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11/21/13 11:15AM

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Administration for Children and Families (ACF) awards over $12.6 million in Assets for Independence (AFI) grants

Forty-five Assets for Independence (AFI) grants totaling more than $12.6 million were awarded to community-based organizations and local governments by the Office of Community Services in the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Also, for the third year, AFI partnered with the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) to award funds through the Native Asset Building Initiative (NABI). NABI is a joint funding opportunity, offered through a partnership between OCS's AFI program and ANA's Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program. “These organizations found innovative approaches to target poverty reduction,” said George H. Sheldon, HHS ACF Acting Assistant Secretary. “Assets for Independence grantees demonstrate that the American dream — owning a home, continuing one’s education or starting a small business — can still be a reality for our nation’s poorest individuals and families. These special savings accounts contribute to our economic recovery and help Americans secure a fair shot at an affordable college education.”

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11/21/13 12:59PM

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Indiana DEI's Quick Guide for Federal Contractors on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development's Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) has created a Quick Guide for Federal Contractors on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. This Quick Guide has been approved by the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Section 503 prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities, and requires these employers to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote and retain these individuals. The Quick Guide includes information on the new OFCCP requirements regarding the hiring of individuals with disabilities, Q & A's, resources, and other information that is pertinent to Federal contractors and their subcontractors.

Click on Download Now to view the the Quick Guide For Federal Contractors on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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07/07/14 04:50PM

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U.S. DOL BLS Reports Unemployment Declines to 6.1 Percent

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that In June, the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 6.1 percent. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 325,000 to 9.5 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons have declined by 1.4 percentage points and 2.3 million, respectively. For more specific data and information from the DOL/BLS report of June 3, 2014, please click on Download Now.

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07/08/14 12:59PM

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BLS Employment Data on People with Disabilities - July 2014

U.S. Department of Labor Releases July Employment Statistics On August 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released the disability employment statistics for July 2014. The statistics show that the unemployment rate among people with disabilities has dropped to 12.1 percent. However, only 19.4 percent of people with disabilities are in the labor force.

To view the BLS Table comparing July 2013 with July 2014, please click on View Page Now.

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08/11/14 09:37AM

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DOL, DOE, HHS National Dialogue on Career Pathways

On behalf of the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services, you are invited to participate in the National Dialogue on Career Pathways to be held on September 23, 2014. This important event will bring national attention to the critical role career pathways systems play in creating a strong economy where workers can gain the skills needed for good jobs and employers can hire workers with the skills they need. The meeting will be available via live stream broadcast at http://prg.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/f1574e1999094289ab581d5b834de4d91d.

The meeting will feature messages from our federal agency leaders on the importance of career pathways as a job driven training strategy. During the day’s meeting, you will also hear presentations and panel discussions from some of the nation’s leading state and local area career pathways practitioners providing insight into their experiences and promising practices, ranging from cross-agency partnership building to innovative strategies to help students, workers, and businesses. In addition, there will also be thought-provoking discussions with leading policy experts, business leaders, and philanthropists on the future of career pathways.

To view the National Dialogue on Career Pathways Agenda please click on View Page Now or go to: NDM Agenda 9-4-14.pdf

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09/05/14 11:53AM

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Resource Guide for Employers: Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining and Promoting People with Disabilities

As part of the Federal Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative, this Resource Guide for Employers was developed and released in February 2015.

It is targeted to businesses of all sizes, the publication addresses leading practices in four key areas: 1) hiring (including recruiting youth and veterans with disabilities; 2) retention and promotion; 3) providing reasonable accommodations; and 4) understanding responsibilities under the ADA, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other related regulations.

To access a PDF version of the guide, please click on Download Now.

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02/23/15 02:47PM

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Ticket to Work: Locate a Service Provider

Ticket to Work: Locate a Service Provider This section of the Ticket to Work website helps you find the following service providers in your state by entering a zip code and the service you are looking for or clicking on a state in the map or the state listprovider of legally based advocacy service for people with disabilities. Learn more

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12/11/13 04:10PM

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PROJECT WIN-WIN - Increasing College Completion Rates

Project Win-Win involves 64 community colleges and four-year institutions authorized to award associate’s degrees. These institutions are located in nine states (Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, and Wisconsin). They are engaged in the task of identifying former students, no longer enrolled anywhere and never awarded any degree, whose records qualify them for an associate’s degree, and get those degrees awarded retroactively. Simultaneously, these institutions identify former students who are “academically short” of an associate’s degree by no more than nine to 12 credits, find them, and seek to bring them back to complete the degree. The initiative is undertaken in a partnership of Initiative for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) and the State Higher Education Executive Officers serving as evaluators, and funded principally by Lumina Foundation for Education (and, for Michigan, by The Kresge Foundation). As of August 2011, 24 institutions, running 27 Win-Win projects, had identified over 44,000 students in the initial “universe of interest;” and 15 institutions had completed degree audits on 12,000 students (with 2,800 deemed eligible for associate’s awards, 6,200 potential completers, and 3,000 neither). Each institution receives a small grant to support its efforts, administered—with other support—by its state system office. All these institutions are also contributing a significant amount of staff time to this effort because they realize the potential of its impact not only on local graduation rates, but also on local regulations, the currency of degree requirements, and processes of communication with and advising of students. For more information, go to: http://www.ihep.org/projectwin-win.cfm

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01/09/14 10:13AM

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Department of Education Highlights February as Career and Technical Eduction (CTE) Month

On Feb. 6, 2014, Deparment of Education Secretary Duncan discussed the importance Career and Technical Education (CTE)with February designated as CTE month. February is an opportunity to highlight the many students who are pursuing their ambitions through CTE pathways, and obtaining the academic knowledge—as well as the technical and employability skills—they need to find productive careers and lead fulfilling lives. In order to meet the changing demands of the workplace and the marketplace. students need the flexibility and ingenuity to thrive in jobs that haven't even been invented yet. In fact, by implementing dual enrollment and early college models, a growing number of CTE pathways are helping students to fast-track their college degrees. CTE programs provide instruction that is hands-on and engaging, as well as rigorous and relevant. The President's budget for 2014 includes 1) refunding the Perkins Act at roughly $1 billion, 2) approximately $2 billion in Trade Adjustment Act funds over four years for CTE partnerships led by the nation’s community colleges and funded through the Department of Labor, and 3) a new $100 million initiative between the departments of Labor and Education to fund Youth CareerConnect grants. Youth CareerConnect will encourage school districts, higher education institutions, the workforce investment system, and other partners to scale up evidence-based models that transform the U.S. high school experience.

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02/07/14 10:27AM

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National Federation of the Blind Provides Information on AT Products and Services for People Who Are Blind or with Low Vision

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has been an innovator in the area of Assistive Technology (AT) for many years. NFB recognizes the critical role AT plays in providing independence and economic well-being to individuals who are blind or have low vision. They have identified products and technology that have proven to be most beneficial for their members and make this available on the website. They also provide assessment and advice on what AT might be most effective for the individual. Their grass-roots programs further test and identify AT equipment and software as a peer-to-peer process of sharing what's new and innovative. To learn more about how NFB may assist individuals who are blind or have low vision, please visit their webiste at: https://www.nfb.org

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03/06/14 01:55PM

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WEBINAR: Ending Youth Homelessness: Preliminary Intervention Model Webinar

Webinar: Ending Youth Homelessness: Preliminary Intervention Model Webinar March 18, 2014 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST. Ending youth homelessness requires partnership and coordinated efforts in communities and at every level of government. USICH's Federal Framework to End Youth Homelessness is a resource text for dialogue and action toward ending youth homelessness together. The framework includes a Preliminary Intervention Model, designed to help communities identify the systems and capacity necessary to meet the needs of all youth experiencing homelessness. Learn more about the intervention model and how we can work together to end youth homelessness.

To register for this webinar, please go to: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/846445951

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03/10/14 09:31AM

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Asset Development 2 Part Webinar Series

Asset development is a series of strategies that has the potential to help people with disabilities improve their economic status, expand opportunities for community participation, and impact positively the quality of life experience. Having and building assets is important for all people; however, some individuals receive benefits that may preclude them or limit their ability to obtain and build assets.

This two-part series:

  • Discusses assets and asset development and why they are important to people with disabilities.
  • Highlights ways to save and build assets through financial literacy and education.
  • Reviews other asset development basics including: the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Sites, Local Earned Income Tax Coalitions, and the Real Economic Impact Tour.
  • Talks about the importance of connecting persons with disabilities to the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Project when considering asset building.

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09/29/09 03:21PM

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