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IDD Updates - Week of July 21, 2014
July 21, 2014

Building Bridges 2014
Registration is open for the 2014 Aging/Intellectual Disability Cross-Systems Conference: Building Bridges, September 16 – 17 at the Holiday Inn, Grantville. The agenda and registration information is available through the Long Term Living Training Institute. Individuals must have or set up a valid Learning Management System account.

Disability Employment Month
October is recognized nationally as Disability Employment Awareness Month, organized by the US Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy. This year’s theme is, “Expect. Employ. Empower.”  A variety of resources are available to assist agencies in recognition of this event, including sample articles, proclamations, and press releases.

Customized Employment Webinar
On July 30, the US Office of Disability Employment Policy’s LEAD Center will offer a webinar, “Customized Employment: Beyond the Basics,” addressing how to gather and use information during discovery to assist difficult-to-place persons. The presentation is targeted for workforce development staff, disability service providers, and individuals with disabilities.

WIOA Call
Join US Secretary of Labor Tom Perez for a conference call with stakeholders on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) July 23, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Please register by July 21 to allow enough phone lines. The dial-in number is 877-917-8928, password WIOA.

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