10/22/2012 Disability Employment Initiative: State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Participation

Date: October 22nd, 2012 


Time: 2:30pm- 3:30pm(Eastern)

Presenters:

Carol Dobak, Chief, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Unit, Rehabilitation Services Administration, U.S. Department of Education;
Kimberly Vitelli, Chief, Division of National Programs, Tools, and Technical Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor;
Randee Chafkin, Senior Program Coordinator for Disability Programs, Division of National Programs, Tools, and Technical Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor;
Carolanne O'Brien and Dan Madrid, Delaware Co-Project Leads, Disability Employment Initiative; Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Joe Ashley, Assistant Commissioner, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services;
Sinclair Hubard, Virginia State Project Lead, Disability Employment Initiative, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; and
Anil Lewis, Director of Strategic Communications, National Federation of the Blind.

Summary: The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) in collaboration with the Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is pleased to share information about the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), which is jointly funded by the U.S. DOL ETA and the Office of Disability and Employment Policy. DOL has funded the DEI since 2010 to improve the education, training, and employment outcomes of youth and adults with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits.

The DEI supports extensive partnerships, collaboration, and service coordination across multiple workforce, generic, and disability systems in each state. The state vocational rehabilitation agencies are critical partners to all the DEI projects. This webinar will highlight activities from two high performing DEI projects-Delaware and Virginia-that focus on successful partnerships between the American Job Centers (formerly known as One-Stop Career Centers) and the vocational rehabilitation agencies to leverage resources to better serve persons with disabilities and improve their employment outcomes so that they can become economically self-sufficient.

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