Employment & Economic Empowerment
The Problem: The “Labor Force Participation” rate for the general public is 77%. The “Labor Force Participation” rate for people with disabilities has been hovering around the 33% for the last 40+ years. This is in spite of 40+ years of numerous employment initiatives, laws, and programs. What’s missing?
The Policy: What’s missing and needed is a “first-step” educational effort designed to improve both the competitive employment expectations and knowledge of people with disabilities.
The Program: WID E3 is such an effort.
WID E3 offers online resources and technical assistance designed to improve competitive employment outcomes for both youth and adults with disabilities. WID E3 fills the gap between where people might be and where other programs usually start. It’s a bridge. It’s basic training. WID E3 has three components.
These components are suitable for use by special education, post-secondary, rehabilitation, workforce, and independent living programs. WID E3 materials can also help both family members and related professionals become more effective. We all need to be on the same page.
WID E3’s components are designed to be added to existing employment efforts, either in whole or in part. If you seek to integrate WID E3 into your efforts, contact Paul Hippolitus (Employment) at firstname.lastname@example.org; Nicholas Love (Benefits) at email@example.com or Tom Foley (Economic/Financial Literacy) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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