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Employment First: Improving the Outcomes, Decreasing Costs

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Employment First: Improving the Outcomes, Decreasing Costs

November 19, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Eastern Standard Time



This webinar will cover recent research on methods for increasing vocational outcomes for people with disabilities, while decreasing the costs of services required. This is an opportunity to learn leading practices in employment supports that are both effective and cost-efficient.


Robert Cimera, Associate Professor in special education, Kent State University

Robert Cimera, Ph.D. earned his doctorate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1997 where he was a research associate at the Transition Research Institute. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Dr. Cimera was a direct-service provider and coordinator for community-based vocational programs.

Dr. Cimera is presently an Associate Professor in special education at Kent State University.  His research expertise involves the evaluation of the monetary costs and benefits of employment programs for individuals with disabilities. He has over 80 publications, including 7 books and 37 longitudinal cost-effectiveness and cost-efficiency studies involving VR consumers—including supported employment and sheltered workshops—from the perspective of workers with disabilities, taxpayers, funding sources, and society.


  • ANCOR & APSE members: $25

  • Non-members: $50

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