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Reducing the Need for Personal Supports Among Workers with Autism Using an iPod Touch as an Assistive Technology: Delayed Randomized Control Trial

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Background Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have lower rates of competitive employment and post-secondary education than their peers with other types of disabilities. The challenges they face are often attributed to functional difficulties related to cognition, behavior, communication, and sensory perception. At the same time, they often offer characteristics perceived as valuable by employers, such as logical and mathematical …

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Evidence-Based Practices in Rehabilitation Counseling: Findings from the Field

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“Thank you to everyone who participated for making this a vibrant and relevant exchange of information and ideas!” More than 60 rehabilitation researchers, practitioners, and academics convened at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on February 4 to discuss findings from recent research on evidence-based practices in rehabilitation counseling. The symposium provided rehabilitation counselors and researchers an overview of evidence-based practices in …

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New SWEAP Tools Help State Policymakers Align Workforce and Education Programs

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The State Workforce and Education Alignment Project (SWEAP) is demonstrating how state policymakers can use information from three types of data tools to develop policies that align workforce and education programs with each other and with employer skill needs. These three tools — dashboards, pathway evaluators, and supply and demand reports – are discussed in a set of SWEAP papers …

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The ABLE Act: Tax-Exempt Disability Savings Accounts

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This is great news for people with disabilities who receive government benefits! The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save up to $14,000 annually without risking the loss of  their government benefits. Read more here…

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Are Your Doors Open to ALL Qualified Workers?

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Opening the Doors of Small Business to Employees with Disabilities: Critical Concerns and Strategies for Success This report, developed by the Conference Board in collaboration with the Employer Assistance and Resource Network, includes concrete steps small businesses can take to integrate people with disabilities into their organizations. It also offers a first-of-its-kind planning matrix to assist in developing a plan …

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Job Accommodation Network Free Webcasts

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The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. Check …

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Are Young Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Getting Work Experiences from Participating in the Vocational Rehabilitation Program?

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To learn if young adults with intellectual disabilities in the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program are getting work experience, the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston examined the age at application of people with intellectual disabilities who exited the VR program in 2012.  Knowing more about the role of the VR program in promoting work experiences for young adults with intellectual disabilities is …