Workforce Development

This brochure presents findings from employer focus groups; groups that were created to determine what would compel more employers to employ people with disabilities. It outlines employment issues most pressing to employers, and dispels some of the common myths often associated with employing people with disabilities.

This report documents the efforts and results of the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) Initiative from July 2003 to June 2010. It describes how the program was established and the transformative strategies and effective practices that were utilized to place individuals with disabilities in the jobs identified through the program.

This invitation provides an overview of an upcoming Smart Solutions networking event. The purpose of the event is to bring employers and vocational rehabilitation (VR) service professionals together to learn how to work more effectively, so that ultimately, more positive employment outcomes can be created for individuals with disabilities.

These fact sheets highlight services offered by the Disability Program Navigators (DPNs). DPNs assist candidates with disabilities and One-Stop workforce professionals navigate a myriad of disability-related employment and support programs at the local level.

This fact sheet provides an overview of how Department of Labor-funded One-Stops can become Employment Networks (ENs) and take advantage of the U.S. Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) funding for placing individuals with disabilities in jobs through the Ticket to Work Program.

This suite of brochures provides the business case for employing people with disabilities. The suite was designed to target employers in the high-growth industries of Healthcare, Banking & Finance, Science & Technology, and Hospitality & Service.

This brochure provides an agenda for a networking meeting between employers and vocational rehabilitation (VR) service professionals. It includes references to helpful resources for employers who are interested in hiring employees with disabilities.

This brochure provides an overview of the Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network’s (EARN’s) consultation and candidate sourcing services. It also contains quotes and statistics that demonstrate why employing people with disabilities makes good business sense.

In support of the 2010 National Disability Summit on Disability Policy, New Editions’ team of researchers prepared ten working papers on disability policy issues. This landmark event commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and attracted over 400 stakeholders from across the country. The papers addressed policy accomplishments and future challenges in areas such as civil rights, housing, health, employment, education and technology.

As part of the National Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (NTAC), operated by New Editions, this research brief was developed to summarize current research findings on strategies for employment success after traumatic brain injury. It was distributed to state vocational rehabilitation programs, regional Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Centers, independent living centers, parent information and training centers, as well as to vocational rehabilitation researchers.