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Week: April 14 to April 20, 2013
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April 15
Online Training | EDI General Partner
GLADNET Webinar Series: "Addressing the Disability Employment, Education and Economic Gap"

In high-income countries, considerable information is available on policy and program measures introduced to tackle employment, education and economic disparity experienced by individuals with disabilities. Trends in reducing and eliminating sheltered employment in this group of countries are well documented, and there is considerable evidence about new options that have emerged – including supported employment, social enterprises and telework. When it comes to the situation in low-income, developing countries, however, less information is available to inform policy decisions. This webinar draws on available evidence about work opportunities open to people with disabilities in such countries, examining what has been achieved and what remains to be done to promote decent work and tackle the poverty trap that many find themselves in. A particular focus is placed on self-employment and the development of cooperatives and small businesses, given that most new job opportunities in these countries lie in the informal economy. The discussion is set against the backdrop of international standards ratified by many developing countries that set a vision of equal opportunity and non-discrimination which must inform laws, policies and practice everywhere.

Project: GLADNET
Location: Online Webinar
April 18
Workshop | Kathleen Lee
The Magic Formula - Mentoring College Students with Disabilities

Reviewed the benefits of Mentoring and discussed the Pilot Mentoring Program Findings.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: NCRE
Location: San Francisco, CA
April 18
Presentation | Wendy Strobel Gower
Leadership in a Disability Inclusive Workforce: The JIT Project
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: NARRTC
Location: Washington, DC
April 18
Training | Yessica Guardiola
ADA / ADAAA Overview and Its New Regulations
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Evelyn Rivera, Complaint Officer
Location: San Juan, PR
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