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Capitol Correspondence - 10.15.18

Department of Labor Offers Webinar on Competitive Integrated Employment

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As shared by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP):

Competitive Integrated Employment Webinar — October 24 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET

Competitive Integrated Employment is critical to achieving equal opportunity, full participation, and economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. Join the LEAD Center’s “Promoting Competitive Integrated Employment: What You Can Do” webinar to learn about ways you can help expand opportunities for CIE in your community, where people with and without disabilities work side-by-side and are paid competitive salaries. Learn how your input can help to develop and implement federal and state policies that advance opportunities for CIE, such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Home and Community-Based Services Settings Rule, state Employment First policies, and more. This webinar will offer suggestions for engagement and advocacy, including opportunities to educate students with disabilities, their families, and their teachers about CIE and the transition process. The webinar will also highlight the recently released LEAD Center brief “Five Ways You Can Help Expand Opportunities for Competitive Integrated Employment in Your Community.”

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Read “Five Ways You Can Help Expand Opportunities for Competitive Integrated Employment in Your Community”