Monday, October 5th, 2020
1:00 PM EDT - 1:45 PM EDT
LISTEN: soundcloud.com/adalive.org ; VIEW: transcript and resources at adalive.org
In this episode of ADA Live!
For the past 100 years, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) under the guidance of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has enabled people with disabilities to overcome barriers to accessing, maintaining, or returning to employment.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is critical given that the employment of persons with disabilities remains very low when compared to those without a disability. In 2019, only 19% of persons with a disability were in the workforce, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Join us as we celebrate 100 years of VR with our special guest, the Commissioner of the RSA, Mark Schultz. Discover how VR has changed over the years and gain insight into challenging opportunities for the future.
To access this ADA Live! episode
*Available on Wednesday, October 7 at 1:00 pm [Eastern Time]
Virtual Series (4-event): Disability Employment - Looking Back & Moving Forward
This ADA Live! Episode 86: Celebrating 100 Years of VR is the first of four (4) FREE virtual events hosted by the Southeast ADA Center in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM); the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 100th anniversary of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).
When: Each Wednesday in October 2020 starting at 1:00 pm [Eastern Time]
Events: One (1) podcast and Three (3) webinars
> Learn More: adasoutheast.org/webinars/ndeam2020.php
Register Now or copy and paste this link to register: bit.ly/disability-employ-virtual-seada-2020
From the Sponsor:
Region 4 - Southeast ADA Center
Audience: Architects/Contractors, Business, Employer, People with Disabilities, State and Local Government, ADA Coordinator, Consumer Advocate, Educator, Family Member of Person With Disability, Federal or Non-Federal Partner, Policy Expert, Service Provider, State/Local Affiliate
Topic: Education, Employment (ADA Title I), Veterans
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