Equal Opportunity in the Workforce System. NASWA Equal Opportunity (EO) Training October 31, 2013 3:30PM EST. Today’s Speakers. Michael Morris Public Policy Team Lead, LEAD Center Executive Director, National Disability Institute Bobby Silverstein
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NASWA Equal Opportunity (EO) Training
October 31, 2013
Public Policy Team Lead, LEAD Center
Executive Director, National Disability Institute
Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
The National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities (LEAD) is a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations led by National Disability Institute with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, Grant No. #OD-23863-12-75-4-11.
To advance sustainable individual and systems level change.
To produce results that improve, competitive integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency outcomes for individuals across the spectrum of disability.
NASWA EO Committee
Civil Rights Center
DOL- Employment and Training Administration
DOL- Office of Disability Employment Policy
NDI Consulting, Inc.
Marketing and Outreach
Consultation with Community Groups
Partnerships and Linkages
Training of Staff
Registration and Orientation
Person-Centered Employment Planning
Integrated Resource Teams
Individualized Resource Mapping
Asset Development Strategies
Service Delivery to Youth
Adequate Network of and Payment to Providers
Goals, Objectives, Data Collection
Monitoring and Continuous Improvement
Include in general presentations statements that people with disabilities are encouraged to use services and supports
Work with employers and employer groups to understand value of flexibility and customizing employment to recruit and hire a diverse workforce
Offer customized training in specific skills needed by employees with disabilities
When conducting outreach, include speakers with disabilities
Hold tours in partnership with disability organizations
Hold off-site presentations in accessible locations
Send notices to entities and groups that serve people with disabilities
Convene working group to address systemic barriers to joint service provision
Include WIPA benefit counselors
Maintain list of local resources available to staff and customers
Offer job seekers the opportunity to prepare resource plans that include an explanation of available resources
Offer the opportunity to “map” career goals, challenges, and resources and increase effective teamwork and communication between community systems and partners
Integrating services and blending and braiding of funds from multiple sources
Become and operate a Center-based Employment Network under the SSA Ticket to Work Program
Use payment mechanisms that take into consideration additonal costs of providing auxiliary aids and accommodations
What gets measured, gets done.
Analyze data, including meaningful participation by individuals with disabilities in and use of core, intensive, and training services.
Ensure that management information systems comply with legal requirements including storage and confidentiality.