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Upcoming ODEP Webinars & Other Resources


Inclusive Employment Webinar — November 13, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Employers are seeking qualified individuals to fill positions within their companies. People with disabilities form a vast pool of untapped talent that has been historically unemployed and underemployed. The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion will present a webinar for the ADA National Network addressing strategies for employers to recruit, hire, retain, and promote persons with disabilities. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and get helpful insights from the presenters.
Register for the Inclusive Employment Practices webinar

Serious Mental Illness Webinar — November 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program Community of Practice will host a webinar titled “Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI): My Path to Competitive Integrated Employment with SMI and Helping Others with SMI to Reach Their Employment Goals.” The webinar presenter, Deborah Homan, is a mental health professional with a serious mental illness of her own. However, with support from her family and working with her psychiatrist, she has successfully maintained her career in competitive integrated employment. Deborah will share her personal story about her return to work after experiencing mental health symptoms, and explain how her current work as an Individual Placement and Support trainer for the state of Illinois has helped others with serious mental health conditions do the same.
View the Serious Mental Illness webinar

Mental Health Webcast — November 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
The Job Accommodation Network’s November monthly webcast will be on the topic “JAN FAQs : The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Accommodating Mental Health Impairments.” Consultants Melanie Whetzel and Sarah Small from JAN’s Cognitive/Neurological Team will discuss accommodations for mental health disabilities in the workplace.
Register for the JAN Mental Health webcast

Job Accommodation Network eNews
The Fall issue of the Job Accommodation Network’s eNews is available on the JAN website. Workplace accommodations are discussed for Addison’s Disease, Raynaud’s Disease, and auditory processing difficulties. Other topics highlighted include workplace flexibility and augmentative and alternative communication. New posts to the JAN Blog are also featured.
Read the JAN eNews

‘Work Matters’ Dialogue
The State Exchange on Employment and Disability is seeking ideas for state policies that support individuals with disabilities as they navigate the employment process and efforts to include disability-owned businesses in targeted state procurement, certification, and financial incentive policies. Through the “Work Matters: Supporting Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship” online dialogue, SEED seeks to gather feedback that builds upon the state policy options presented in the Work Matters report. Share your insights on policies that states can develop or implement to ensure that state workforce development systems support entrepreneurship and self-employment as viable employment options for people with disabilities. The last day to participate is November 9.
Participate in the “Work Matters: Supporting Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship” online dialogue

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