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1 The LEAD Center is led by National Disability Institute and is funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, Grant No. #OD July 27, 2013 National Disability Institute LEAD Center CIL Demonstration Project

2 Kelly Buckland Executive Director National Council on Independent Living 2 INTRODUCTION

3 3 PANEL MODERATORS Karen McCulloh Project Director NDI LEAD Center and Alexandra Kielty Team Leader Demonstrations and Innovations NDI LEAD Center

4 4 PANEL PRESENTERS Sheri Burns Community Resources for Independent Living Hayward, California Tami Hoar Montana Independent Living Project Helena, Montana Dan Kessler Disability Rights & Resources Birmingham, Alabama

5 5 WHAT IS THE LEAD CENTER?

6 6 The National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities (LEAD) is a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations led by National Disability Institute with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, Grant No. #OD

7 7 LEAD CENTER MISSION To advance sustainable individual and systems- level change that results in improved, competitive integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency outcomes for individuals across the spectrum of disability.

8 LEAD CENTER HISTORY AND PRIORITIES Established October 2012 as an initiative of National Disability Institute. Funded by the Dept. of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Focus is on Employment, Economic Advancement and Leadership (Public Policy). Collaborates with Seven (7) national organizational partners. Nine (9) Subject Matter Experts. Sixteen (16) Knowledge-Transfer Dissemination Partners. 8

9 CIL PILOT DEMONSTRATION FRAMEWORK Centers for Independent Living Play an Important Role in the Employment of People with Disabilities Through the Development of Partnerships with American Job Centers 9

10 WHAT IS AN AMERICAN JOB CENTER?  American Job Centers (AJCs) is the new name for One-Stop Career Centers.  The new name was announced in June  AJCs are virtual and in-person publicly funded workforce development centers open to any job seekers.  Provides job search and other employment services in local and regional areas across the United States. 10

11 CIL DEMONSTRATION PROJECT Collaborators: NCIL National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) 5 CIL Pilot Sites Eligibility for CILs to Participate: Established Employment and Benefit Planning Expertise Represent Geographic & Population Diversity Have linkages with American Job Centers (AJCs) Wiling to work with ten (10) Job Seekers with Disabilities to Assist Consumers through the Public Workforce System. 11

12 CIL DEMONSTRATION GOALS & OBJECTIVES Impact Public Policy by Involving CILs in the Public Workforce System. Develop Promising Best Practices to Produce a Replicable Model for other CILs to Utilize. Improve Employment Outcomes. Expand CIL Impact and Expertise to Create System Change. Improve AJC Service Delivery. 12

13 CIL DEMONSTRATION PILOT SITES Disability Rights & Resources Birmingham, AL Paraquad St. Louis, MO IndependenceFirst Milwaukee, WI Montana Independent Living Project (MILP) Helena, MT Community Resources for Independent Living Hayward, CA 13

14 CIL DEMONSTRATION – WHY ARE WE HERE? Historical Framework: Employment of People with Disabilities Employment Barriers Systemic Barriers Work-Incentive Barriers 14

15 CIL DEMONSTRATION TOOLKIT The Toolkit Addresses Information on: “Improving Employment for Job Seekers with Disabilities through the American Job Center System.” 15

16 LEAD CENTER CIL TOOLKIT DEVELOPED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS PILOT PROJECT CIL Checklist Guide for Use with Job Seekers before Visiting AJCs Disability Awareness and Etiquette Guide CIL Guide to AJCs Disability-Related and Workforce Acronyms Workforce Glossary of Terms and Definitions 16

17 PANEL QUESTION Why was your CIL interested in working on the LEAD Center CIL Demonstration Project? 17

18 PANEL QUESTION How has your CIL been involved in employment and job-search assistance with CIL consumers and what employment services have you provided prior to this project? 18

19 PANEL QUESTION What makes this project different from the way you work with consumers outside of this project? 19

20 PANEL QUESTION What advantages do you see in creating a partnership with AJCs to work in collaboration in assisting job seekers to find employment or access other services? 20

21 PANEL QUESTION What role do you envision CILs playing in working with AJCs to increase employment outcomes for job seekers with disabilities in assisting them in achieving economic self- sufficiency? What are the gaps in services you have identified that are provided by AJCs? 21

22 QUESTIONS & COMMENTS INVITED FROM THE AUDIENCE 22

23 23 SUMMARY

24 LEARN MORE Sign up for Social Media Options Register for our Webinars Next webinar: July 31, 2013, 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET on Group Discovery Subscribe to the LEAD Center LEAD On! E- Newsletter

25 25 CIL PANEL CONTACT INFORMATION Sheri Burns Executive Director Community Resources for Independent Living Tami Hoar Program Director Montana Independent Living Project Dan Kessler Executive Director Disability Rights & Resources

26 26 LEAD CENTER CONTACT INFORMATION Karen McCulloh Project Director NDI LEAD Center Alexandra Kielty Team Lead NDI LEAD Center

27 27 THANK YOU for Attending the LEAD Center CIL Demonstration Project Panel Presentation.


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