Webinar – Special Population Series: Connecting Veterans with Disabilities to Employment

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) hosted the webinar “Connecting Veterans with Disabilities to Employment” on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 2:00 pm EDT.

Approximately one third of all veterans have a disability of some kind – physical and/or mental – with even higher rates for veterans of recent conflicts. Veterans with disabilities are less likely to be employed than their counterparts without disabilities. The employment outlook for homeless veterans is even worse given the complexity of employment barriers, including disabilities, they face. This webinar discussed efforts at the federal level to promote employment for individuals with disabilities and explored the IPS Supported Employment and Customized Employment models for helping individuals with mental illness gain employment. Additionally, webinar participants received a demonstration of a web portal housing disability employment statistics and policies by state.

The webinar featured Christopher Button, PhD and Rose Sloane from the DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), and Sarah Swanson, from the IPS Employment Center at the Rockville Institute, Westat.

Download the webinar slideshow here.