Webinar: Promoting Employment for People with Disabilities through Statewide Coordination

Promoting high-quality employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities has long been a priority for governors, state agency leaders and state legislators. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed many new barriers and challenges for workers with disabilities, and has amplified and accelerated many trends that were already leading to rapid changes for work, workers and workplaces. To promote a strong and equitable recovery, state leaders can work together to ensure that their workforce development ecosystems and economic recovery agendas are inclusive of and effective for people with disabilities. In this webinar, The Council of State Governments, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, and the National Conference of State Legislatures will discuss how state leaders can facilitate statewide coordination to center disability employment in workforce recovery efforts and share lessons learned through their engagement in the State Exchange on Employment and Disability.

The webinar will take place Tuesday, August 19th, 4-5pm EST.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8uxJchdKT9GRmVCgItms3A

Workforce Development for People with Disabilities: Transportation, Technology & Other Employment Supports

By Elizabeth Whitehouse

This FREE CSG eCademy webcast centered on employment-related supports for individuals with disabilities with particular focus on issues of transportation and technology, including assistive technology and emerging technologies. In addition, experts discussed other employment supports such as health care, personal assistance services and housing. This is the third webcast in a four-part series presented by the National Task Force on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.

Workforce Development for People with Disabilities: Transportation, Technology & Other Employment Supports
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m. EST
Part three of a four-part FREE CSG eCademy Webcast series

Presenters:

David D’Arcangelo
Director
Massachusetts Office on Disability
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Jeff Kline
Accessibility coordinator, Electronic and Information Resources
Texas Department of Information Resources
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Aaron Bangor
Chair
Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
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Additional Resources: 

A Review of Accessible Parking for Persons with Disabilities in Texas

Workforce Development for People with Disabilities: Entrepreneurship, Tax Incentives & Procurement

By Elizabeth Whitehouse

State tax incentives and programs can help encourage employment of people with disabilities in the private and nonprofit sectors. This FREE CSG eCademy webcast will discuss incentives and focus on entrepreneurship strategies for individuals with disabilities and state supports for established business owners with disabilities. This is the second webcast in a four-part series presented by the National Task Force on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.

Workforce Development for People with Disabilities: Entrepreneurship, Tax Incentives & Procurement
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m. EST
Part two of a four-part FREE CSG eCademy Webcast series

J. Edward (Ted) Townsend III
Chief of Staff
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
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Michael Morris
National Disability Institute
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Jill Houghton
Executive director
U.S. Business Leadership Network

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Workforce Development for People with Disabilities: Career Readiness & Employability

By Elizabeth Whitehouse

This FREE CSG eCademy webcast focused on K-12 education and the transition to other education opportunities or employment for students with disabilities. The webcast includes discussion about individualized learning plans, experiential learning and career readiness opportunities such as higher education, certificate programs, vocational rehabilitation and workforce development. This is the first webcast in a four-part series presented by the National Task Force on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.

Workforce Development for People with Disabilities: Career Readiness & Employability
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m. EDT
Part one of a four-part FREE CSG eCademy Webcast series

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