CCD will host two panel discussions on innovative strategies best practices to recruit and hire people with disabilities in competitive integrated employment.
Join us to learn how one state (Washington) successfully transitioned to competitive integrated employment. Learn how state, provider, and local leaders collaborated to create a legislative movement to phase out 14c. Discussion will include ways that other states may create a road map for legislative changes, programmatic changes, and advocacy that can lead to a national change in the nature of work for individuals with disabilities.
The second panel will tackle three critical themes: changing attitudinal barriers that impact workforce access, tracking technological developments driving opportunities for remote workers with disabilities, and the predictions about the labor force consequences of "Long COVID." This panel will draw together diverse panelists who will leverage their lived disability and intersectional experiences to inform current policymaking efforts around stigmas, technology, and the future of work. Invited panelists include self-advocates and policy professionals from Easterseals, United Spinal, and RespectAbility.