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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Ensuring Opportunities for Competitive Employment: AUCD-ODEP Alliances: How the Iowa UCEDD Collaborated to Increase Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities


pdf File ODEP UCEDD Partnerships Poster [download]


Richard Davis, MSW, Senior Policy Advisor
US Dept. of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Other Presenter(s)

Julie Christensen, MSW, PhD, Iowa City, IA, IA - Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND;
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In 2012, the state of Iowa became one of the first protege states to participate in ODEP's Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP). Since then, Iowa has shown substantial progress in moving people with disabilities out of segregated settings and into competitive integrated employment. This presentation will discuss the role the Iowa UCEDD has played, and how other UCEDDs can get involved with the ODEP initiatives in their state.

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