CareerACCESS July 2016 Newsletter

June was an exciting month for the CareerACCESS initiative!

Outreach & States Activity

The current Senate appropriations bill that is making its way through Congress has provisions that could benefit CareerACCESS. In addition, advocates in Michigan, Vermont, and Massachusetts are leading the charge to pilot CareerACCESS, and continue to work towards its implementation in their states.

CareerACCESS in the Huffington Post

Aya Aghabi, a CareerACCESS Core Team member, published an op-ed about CareerACCESS in the Huffington Post Blog titled “Redefining Disability for the Social Security Administration.” The article addresses the need to reform SSA’s current definition of disability in order to improve the employment rate of young adults with disabilities.

Tennessee’s CareerACCESS Informational Webinar

Last month, we held a CareerACCESS informational webinar for key stakeholders in Tennessee. If you’re interested in learning more CareerACCESS, we have close captioned the webinar and made it available on our YouTube channel. You can also watch it here:

CareerACCESS is hiring!

Recent grants are enabling us to hire a full time national CareerACCESS Project Manager. The National CareerACCESS Manager will provide leadership to the CareerACCESS initiative and staff the CareerACCESS Core Group and the National CareerACCESS Advisory Committee. To learn more about the position and how to apply, click here.

Upcoming Events

This month, we will be holding a workshop at the National Council on Independent Living’s (NCIL) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Make sure not to miss it if you’re in the area. To register for the NCIL conference, click here.