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The Role of SCSEP in Workforce Training for Low-Income Older Workers

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a $400 million federal workforce investment program projected to serve over 67,000 low-income unemployed older adults in program year (PY) 2017. This is the only federally funded program to target older individuals who want to enter or reenter the workforce. The fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget eliminates all funding for SCSEP. This white paper examines the evidence on the value of SCSEP and discusses the potential effects of cutting it.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69982

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2017 National Employment & Disability Survey Supervisor Perspectives

This survey explored the workplace experiences of supervisors, who are uniquely positioned to assess the processes and practices used by American employers to recruit and hire employees with and without disabilities. Results show that supervisors are striving to recruit, hire, train, and retain people with disabilities in their organizations. The survey identifies effective processes and practices that employers use to employ people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69880

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Gaps in the Evidence on Employment and Training for Low-Income Adults

Mathematica Policy Research released an issue brief, published by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, that examines different employment strategies for low-income individuals. The Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review (ESER) was used to evaluate employment and training interviews for this population.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69079

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2015 Annual Disabilities Statistics Compendium

The Compendium is a web-based tool that pools disability statistics published by various federal agencies together in one place. This one-stop tool makes it easier for individuals to find data relating to persons with disabilities. This year's compendium includes aging data for the first time with over 100 tables representing age ranges. Additionally, the 2015 Disability Statistics Annual Report accompanies the Compendium.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67373

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Implementing the Affordable Care Act: A Roadmap for People with Disabilities

The National Council on Disability released a new report on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and disabilities. This is the first of three reports on the subject. While the Affordable Care Act is a significant piece of legislation, people with disabilities were largely left outside of the policy conversation. This report is meant to serve as a "roadmap" for people with disabilities and how it will affect them depending on how it is implemented.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67315

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Employment, Transition, and Education Publications

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) announced the release of two new publications about employment, transition, and education for youth with disabilities. The publications are: "By Youth, for Youth: Employment," and "Supporting Families of Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: Learning from the Voices of Families."

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67270

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Employment First Technical Briefs

The Office of Disability Employment Policy and the LEAD Center released three Employment First technical briefs for individuals working on the implementation of Employment First in their states, regions, and organizations. Each of the briefs offers different technical guidance on the following topics: Federal policy that supports Employment First systems, federal legal framework that supports competitive employment outcomes, and criteria for performance excellence.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67224

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Financing Transition Services When Everyone is the "Payer of Last Resort"

The Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, published a report on financing transition services. Multiple funding streams, or braiding of resources, are used to fund the services and supports available for transition-age youth seeking employment or higher education. This report examines who the payers of last resort are based on different regulatory and legal requirements.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67062

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Designing Statewide Career Development Strategies & Programs

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability published "Designing Statewide Career Development Strategies & Programs," a guide to help states assist youth and youth with disabilities prepare for employment and college. This is a two-part guide which includes a primer for youth career development and an implementation guide with promising practices from successful programs for states to model.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67054


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