Webinar – Special Population Series: Connecting Veterans with Disabilities to Employment

Webinar – Special Population Series: Connecting Veterans with Disabilities to Employment

August 15, 2017 02:00pm - 03:00pm

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Connecting Veterans with Disabilities to Employment” on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 2:00 pm EDT.

Approximately one third of all veterans have a disability of some kind – physical and/or mental – with even higher rates for veterans of recent conflicts. Veterans with disabilities are less likely to be employed than their counterparts without disabilities. The employment outlook for homeless veterans is even worse given the complexity of employment barriers, including disabilities, they face. This webinar will discuss efforts at the federal level to promote employment for individuals with disabilities and explore the IPS Supported Employment and Customized Employment models for helping individuals with mental illness gain employment. Additionally, webinar participants will receive a demonstration of a web portal housing disability employment statistics and policies by state.

The webinar will feature Christopher Button, PhD and Rose Sloane from the DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), and Sarah Swanson, from the IPS Employment Center at the Rockville Institute, Westat.

TO REGISTER FOR “Special Population Series: Connecting Veterans with Disabilities to Employment” Go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7074438517451449089 and complete the registration form.

You will receive instructions for joining the training when you register.

For additional questions, please contact hvrp@nchv.org.