Employment and Disability

Prospects for an Impact Evaluation of Project SEARCH: An Evaluability Assessment

Source: Prospects for an Impact Evaluation of Project SEARCH: An Evaluability Assessment Authors: Arif A. Mamun, Lori Timmins, and David C. Stapleton Download Report Project SEARCH has emerged as a promising program to address the challenges related to improving employment outcomes of youth with disabilities. It is a high school to work transition program that integrates …

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Project SEARCH’s Employment Model for Individuals with IDD

Source: AAIDD Webinar August 22, 2017 , 4:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. ET Erin Riehle RN, MSN, NEA-BC is the Senior Director of Disability Services and Project SEARCH. She will focus on describing Project SEARCH, which is an employment and transition program that has received national recognition for practices started under Erin’s leadership. AAIDD Webinar …

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Employers, looking for a roadmap to make your workplace is accessible to all?

Source: Accessible Technology Action Steps: A Guide for Employers Looking for a roadmap to ensure that the technology in your workplace is accessible to all employees and job applicants? Visit: Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) Whether you’re just getting started on accessible technology or looking for more advanced guidance, PEAT offers resources that can …

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Promoting Worksite Health | The Community Guide

Worksite policies and programs may help employees reduce health risks and improve their quality of life. Source: Promoting Worksite Health | The Community Guide Worksite interventions can be delivered: At the worksite (e.g., signs to encourage stair use, health education classes) At other locations (e.g., gym membership discounts, weight management counseling) Through the employee health …

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Increasing physical activity among adults with disabilities

Doctors and other health professionals can use these steps in the Infographic for Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities to recommend aerobic physical activity options that match each person’s specific abilities and connect him or her to resources that can help each person be physically active.

Great Big Story : How a Doctor Without Legs Treats Patients in Her Mountain Village

Since she was a young girl, Li Juhong dreamed of becoming a doctor. Then, at 4 years old, she lost her legs in a tragic and painful accident. But that experience didn’t weaken Juhong’s resolve; rather, it drove her to help others in pain. Now, the 38-year-old is one of two doctors responsible for around …

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DSP Crisis is Profound: New Report on the Impact of Quality Services for People with IDD

ANCOR Announces the Release of Its Workforce Paper Source: ANCOR Announces the Release of Its Workforce Paper | ANCOR | American Network of Community Options and Resources Community-based services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are facing one of the most major and growing workforce crises in the United States labor market.  Which is …

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Addressing the Disability Services Workforce Crisis of the 21st Century

American Network of Community Options and Resources 2017 2015 Median Annual Cost of Care In: Nursing Facilities:$91,250 Home Services*: $45,760 Adult Day Care*: $17,940 *Fall under the community services umbrella. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Executive Summary Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) services are contending with external market disruptions which severely affect workforce retention and recruitment and are …

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