Watch the recorded webinar here. In the fall of 2017, researchers from the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) will lead a series of online discussions on the "State of the Science" (SoS) in employment for people with IDD.
Below you can browse all of ThinkWork's archived webinars. You can find specific webinar series by clicking the following links:
Employment Learning Community (ELC): Each webinar assists states in improving systems and services to increase inclusive, competitive employment for individuals with IDD. This series is sponsored by the ELC.
Watch the archive here. North Dakota takes a look a look back at its actions over the past 4.5 years, stressing its commitment to capacity building.
July 18, 2017
Watch the archive here. Building Capacity Between and Within State Agencies and the Provider Community Duane Shumate, M.Ed.-Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities. Duane talked about the way Missouri's agencies are learning from one another about federal policy changes and their impact upon state services.
Watch the archive here. A conversation with Kristen Helling, the Assistant Deputy Director for the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation at Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Kristen's primary focus is providing leadership for OOD’s partnerships with other state and local agencies, including the Employment First Partnership with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and the Ohio Transition Support Partnership with the Ohio Department of Education.
Listen to the archive here. A conversation about current federal and state policies to improve employment opportunities and outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities. ELC members discussed the challenges facing states and strategies that are being used to advance systems change.
April 17, 2016
Listen to the archive here. Conversations about Employment Learning Community states positioning themselves to improve their practices leading to increased employment outcomes.
March 22, 2016
Watch the recorded webinar here. Employment consultants are the backbone of direct service. Their efforts can bridge the gap between job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and fulfilling jobs in the community. However, employment consultants' work isn't always given full recognition. And they face daily challenges. They must support job seekers, market agency services to employers, and balance job development tasks with administrative responsibilities.