Workforce Development

This report documents the efforts and results of the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) Initiative from July 2003 to June 2010. It includes how the program was established, as well as strategies and effective practices in placing individuals with disabilities in jobs identified through the program.

This invitation provides an overview of a Smart Solutions networking event. The purpose of the events is to bring employers and vocational rehabilitation (VR) services professionals together to learn ways to work more effectively to create positive employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

These fact sheets highlight the services of Disability Program Navigators (DPNs), who assist candidates with disabilities and One-Stop workforce professionals in navigating myriad disability related employment and support programs at the local level.

This fact sheet provides an overview of how the Department of Labor funded One-Stops can become employment networks (ENs) and take advantage of SSA funding for placing individuals with disabilities in jobs through the Ticket to Work program.

This suite of brochures provides the business case for employing people with disabilities. The suite was designed to target employers in high growth industries: Banking & Finance, Healthcare, Science & Technology and Hospitality.

This brochure provides an agenda for a networking meeting between employers and vocational rehabilitation (VR) services professionals. It includes references to helpful resources for employers interested in hiring employees with disabilities.

This brochure provides an overview of the Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network’s (EARN) consultation and candidate sourcing services. It also includes statistics and quotes regarding why employing people with disabilities makes good business sense.

New Editions’ team of researchers prepared 10 working papers on disability policy issues to support the 2010 National Disability Summit on Disability Policy. This landmark event marked the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and attracted over 400 stakeholders from across the country. The papers addressed policy accomplishments and future challenges in areas such as civil rights, housing, health, employment, education and technology.

This research brief was developed as part of the National Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (NTAC), operated by New Editions, to summarize current research findings on strategies for employment success after traumatic brain injury. It was distributed to state vocational rehabilitation programs, regional Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Centers, independent living centers, parent information and training centers, and vocational rehabilitation researchers.

This research brief was developed as part of the National Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (NTAC), operated by New Editions, to summarize current research on family influence on career choices for people with disabilities. It was distributed to state vocational rehabilitation programs, regional Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Centers, independent living centers, parent information and training centers, and vocational rehabilitation researchers.