By Employment Network, 2017-12-13
Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) is offering Fellowship opportunities.
A SARTAC Fellowship is a one year self-advocacy project.A Fellow is a person chosen by SARTAC to do one of these projects. As a Fellow, you will work with a group called a Host organization. Applications are completed by the self-advocate and the host organization together. If you don't have an organization that will work with you, they can help you find one.
The project should help the Fellow grow their own skills as a leader. The project might work on finding new ideas to help solve problems many people have. It must end with a report or products others can use after the project is over. The Fellows will work on their projects about 6 hours each week. SARTAC pays Fellows $5,000 to complete their projects. Six Fellows will be chosen this year.
Deadline: December 31, 2017 at 5 pm Pacific time.
By Employment Network, 2017-12-15
Individuals with invisible disabilities face a dilemma when applying for work: Do I disclose my disability to the potential employer and, if so, how?
In this article, written by Brent J. Lyons, Sabrina D. Volpone, Jennifer L. Wessel and Natalya Alonso, the authors explore two different tactics for disclosing your disabilities and how they might affect your ability to get the job. Read more here.
By Employment Network, 2017-12-14
Two recent articles that highlight innovative partnerships between businesses and supported employment agencies. Check these out!
By Employment Network, 2017-12-13
An interesting idea from Montana...
What would happen if you combined the pop-up shop phenomena with the food truck concept? You might get a whole lot of cool, and you might also get Dish-Ability.
Dish-Ability is the brainchild of the Silver Bow Developmental Disability Council, Inc. — a Butte organization that advocates for the health, safety and independence of individuals with developmental disabilities.
By Employment Network, 2017-11-07
This research brief dives into the issues that affect the lives of young adults living with serious mental health conditions (SMHC). Learn more about the issues affecting their employment.
The unemployment rate of young adults living with serious mental health conditions (SMHCs) is appallingly high when compared to young adults with other disabilities and even worse compared to young adults without disabilities. Approximately 91% of young adults with SMHCs are employed at some time since high school, while only 49.6% were employed 8 years a er high school, a rate that is significantly lower than that of the general population. Traditionally employment research has focused on only mental health conditions related to employment, but there is more to it.
By Employment Network, 2017-10-10
WHITEHOUSE.ORG: President Donald J. Trump Proclaims October 2017 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month
By Employment Network, 2017-10-06
President Trump has proclaimed October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. During the month, the country celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and highlight the skills and talents they bring to the workplace.
JOB ACCOMMODATION NETWORK: Accommodation and Compliance Series Workplace Accommodations: Low Cost, High Impact
By Employment Network, 2017-10-04
The Job Accommodation Network released the 2017 update to its annual “Workplace Accommodations: Low Cost, High Impact” study. The research indicates that the majority of workplace accommodations cost nothing, while for those that do, the typical small expenditure pays for itself multiple-fold in the form of reduced insurance and training costs and increased productivity and morale.