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AUCD - Poster Roundtable - Employment, Housing

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Independence Center A

Session Description

Located in the poster exhibit hall with posters and speakers situated around a table to facilitate discussion, this small-group session on "Employment and Housing" will begin with a very brief introduction of each of the posters; the majority of the time will be allotted for an engaging exchange of ideas and interaction between participants.




Presenters

For Hire: Educating Employers about Hiring Young Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
Lisa Katz, MSW, LEND faculty, Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Amy Lieberman, LEND Trainee Graduate, Valhalla, NY, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Ilene Miller, LEND Trainee Graduate, Valhalla, NY, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Erin Reedy, LEND Trainee Graduate, Valhalla, NY, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND

The purpose of this study is to research best practices in enhancing employers hiring of young adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. More than 70% of High School gruates with ID/DD are faililng to find gainful employment and therefore depend on public supports. Succes in hiring requires addressing employers' concerns.


Making Employment Services Accessible to All in Rural Appalachia
Jennifer Tenney, Master of Arts, Program Manager, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND

Enhancing current employment services in West Virginia by the use of web cameras and internet chat software to provide "instant" access to four Community Work Incentives Coordinators stationed in regional offices.


DirectConnect-Securing the Workforce for NH's Future
Susan Fox, Associate Director, Institute on Disability, UCEDD
Jennifer Rabalais, Concord, NH, NH - Institute on Disability, UCEDD
Scott Trudo, Concord, NH, NH - Institute on Disability, UCEDD

Presentation will provide a summary of NH?s DirectConnect program, a 3 year project funded by the US Department of Labor. DirectConnect addresses multiple issues within NH?s Direct Support Workforce including issues around current and projected workforce shortages, training, and retention. DirectConnect presents a multi-prong approach to these issues across disability and aging.


Mississippi Home of Your Own: Delta Initiative
Nita Martin, Master's of Business Administration, Housing Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, Institute for Disability Studies, UCEDD

The Home of Your Own (HOYO), Delta Initiative, offers assistance to people with disabilities to identify and locate safe, affordable housing and community-based supports needed to empower people with disabilities in their quest for independence and community inclusion in 25 counties in the Mississippi Delta.


Housing Needs of People with Disabilities in Puerto Rico
Annie Alonso, PsyD., Institute on Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD
Luz León, PhD, San Juan, PR, PR - Institute on Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD
Aimar Cajigas, BA, San Juan, PR, PR - Institute on Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD

To present the perception of the people with disabilities of their Housing Needs in different areas in Puerto Rico.