Category: Employment

Sheltered Workshops – #Disability #Employment in Canada and the USA, and a few thoughts about Integrated Employment

Helena Jaczek, Canada’s Minister of Community and Social Services recently promised to end the sheltered workshop model. The focus is looking at restrictions on contracts made with providers and employment training centers (some who may be sheltered workshops and some who…

(#DIW Podcast) Ban the Box: Good for People with Disabilities? And a few of my thoughts people with #disabilities in the #criminal #justice system

The blog quoted below is a repost from the Department of Labor’s blog that was posted on November 9, 2016. I wrote it to highlight some great work being done by the Integrated Recovery Network as a part of the Add…

The New WIOA (a few points of interest)

In the United States, the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and its ensuing regulations and agency changes have causes quite a kerfluffle (yes, I actually used the word kerfluffle). And there are lot of folks out there with…

(#DIW Podcast) National Disability #Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM) 2015 – A Reminder from Jim Langevin about the Value of People with #Disabilities

Day in Washington Disability #Policy Podcast. National #Disability #Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM) Audio file: http://dayinwashington.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/NDEAM-Final.mp3   TRANSCRIPT: Hello and welcome to Day in Washington. DIW is your disability policy podcast exploring and discussing issues and articles of interest to the…

#DIW Episode 2 – The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

Day in Washington Episode 2 – The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. The DIW Disability Policy Video Podcast explores and discusses subjects of interest to the disability community. This episode highlights the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)…

Disability News Update – February 20 – 26, 2012

Employment USDA Expands Farming for Disabled Americans Western Farm Press | February 22, 2012 Responding to the needs of a growing population of farmers and ranchers living with a disability, the USDA awarded 23 grants to organizations to help thousands…