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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.
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Wednesday, November 28 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Progress and Needs for Employment of People with Significant Disabilities: Revisiting the Work of the WIOA Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) Seating Available

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Employment of people with significant disabilities remains and important goal and a concern of TASH and the entire disability community. Some progress is evident. More than 40 states have Employment First Policy or Legislation. States across the country are participating in national projects to improve employment outcomes. At the same there are concerns that the pace for increasing integrated employment outcomes is slow and greater investment is needed at the state and national levels.

In 2016, the ACICEID issue its Final Report focused on Building Capacity to deliver competitive integrated employment (CIE) outcomes nationwide and about the use of sub-minimum wages.

Since the 2016 report was issued, meetings continue at the federal level in several departments of the government. States have taken notice of the report’s recommendations that can be adopted at the state level. In 2017 there was a Bi-partisan, Bi-cameral Congressional Briefing, and a Senate Hearing about CIE and the Committees Recommendation.

The purpose of this session is to revisit the Recommendations of the Committee and discuss progress that is emerging about CIE outcomes and to discuss concerns and needs for improving outcomes.

Members of the Committee that will participate in this Panel discussion include:
David Mank, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University (moderator)
Valerie (Vicki) Brooke, Project Director, RRTC on Employer Practices, Virginia Commonwealth University
Cesilee Coulson, Executive Director, Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE)
Oswald "Oz" Mondejar, Senior Vice President for Partners Continuing Care, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Ruby Moore, Executive Director, Georgia Advocacy Office

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David Mank

Professor Emeritus, Indiana University
David Michael Mank, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. He is formerly the Director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, Indiana’s University Center for Excellence on Disabilities.As a writer and researcher, Dr. Mank has an... Read More →

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Valerie A. Brooke

Principal Investigator -- RRTC on Employment for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University
Valerie Brooke, M.Ed has been a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and working in the field of employment for individuals with disabilities for over thirty five years. Ms. Brooke is the Principal Investigator -- Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC... Read More →
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Cesilee Coulson

Executive Director, Wise
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Oswald "Oz" Mondejar

Vice President of Talent Management, Partners HealthCare
Oz Mondejar is the Vice President of Talent Management at Partners HealthCare. He also serves as the Senior Vice President of Mission and Advocacy for Partners Continuing Care, Inc. (“PCC”), the non-acute care services division of Partners HealthCare. Oz works at the intersection... Read More →
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Ruby Moore

Executive Director, Georgia Advocacy Office
Ruby Moore is the Executive Director of the Georgia Advocacy Office, the designated Protection and Advocacy System for People with Disabilities in Georgia. Ruby is nationally known for her work in the disability field over the past 45 years, particularly in the areas of employment... Read More →

Wednesday November 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:45pm PST
Salon E - Lower Level 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201