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Free Webinar: Disability and Employment: Research, Policy, & Practice

Source: Institute on Disability / UCED

You are invited to participate in the Disability and Employment: Research, Policy, & Practice Webinar on Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET.

The persistently low employment rates among people with disabilities in the United States are accompanied by consistently high rates of participation in safety net programs. As funding for employment related services is limited, people with disabilities who wish to access employment services may face either delays in access or scarcity of available options. The lack of coordination between available employment services and safety net programs is an additional cause for concern.

In efforts to address issues surrounding persistently low employment rates among people with disabilities, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) at the Institute on Disability (IOD) is gathering compelling evidence-based information on the effectiveness of past employment promotion initiatives and efficient ways of measuring and monitoring employment outcomes as innovative policy options are tested and implemented. 

This webinar will focus on two current projects:

  • The Distribution of the Returns to Education for People with Early Onset Disabilities
  • Design of the National Employment Survey on the Status of Americans with Disabilities for the Kessler Foundation

Who Should Attend: Representatives from social, behavioral, and health research, policymakers, and anyone looking to enhance their understanding of the economic circumstances of people with disabilities are welcome to attend.

Registration Deadline: April 24, 2015; 12:00 pm ET

Presenters: Andrew Houtenville, Ph.D.; Vidya Sundar, Ph.D.; Debra Brucker, Ph.D.

Questions? Call 603.228.2084 or email events.iod@unh.edu.

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