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Information, resources and research about work and disability issues
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Upcoming HVRP Free Webcast!

Richard SalnickImplementing HVRP In-house Work Centers
Date: Nov. 18 | Time: 2:00 pm ET
Presenter: Richard Salnick

The purpose of this webcast is to provide information that will assist HVRP Centers that are contemplating having in-house call centers for their clients. The webcast will provide a process to assess the existing facility, organization, and clients to determine what actions will be required. In addition, the presenter will discuss the costs to start-up and implement an in-house call center.

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HVRP (Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project) Technical Assistance Center is funded by grant #HV-16488-07-75-5-51with the US DOL.

HVRP Online Seminar

Cary GriffinSelf-Employment for Veterans with Disabilities

By Cary Griffin

This presentation concentrates on the development of a business plan and those critical elements in starting a small business. It is an extension of the article Self-Employment for Homeless Veterans with Disabilities, which is available with this presentation.

Listen to Cary Griffin's presentation.

HVRP (Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project) Technical Assistance Center is funded by grant #HV-16488-07-75-5-51with the US DOL.

Register Now for the Upcoming 2010 Online Courses

Book iconCustomized Employment (Feb 1 - Mar 1, 2010)

This course covers the important topics in customized employment. Customized employment is a process for individualizing the employment relationship between a job seeker and an employer in ways that meet the needs of both. It is based on a match between the unique strengths, needs, and interests of the job candidate with a disability, and the identified business needs of the employer or self-employment. Details & Registration

Book iconInto Adulthood: Transition to Work for Individuals with Autism (Mar 1 - Apr 4, 2010)

More than ever, individuals with autism spectrum disorders are participating in the mainstream of school, work, and the community. Careful transition planning from secondary education is critical for young people with autism spectrum disorders to be successful in the community however; there is limited information on this topic. This 5 week course will provide the participant with an in-depth understanding of the concepts related to positive transition planning for youth with autism. Details & Registration

VCU-RRTC is funded by grant #H133B040011 with the US DOE - NIDRR.

Free Project Empowerment Webcast

Strategies to Address Disability Disparities

Allen LewisDate: Nov 20 | Time: 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Dr. Allen Lewis, Mr. Andrew J. Imparato, Esq., Dr. Keith Wilson, Dr. Phil Rumril, & Dr. Reginald Alston

This presentation will offer a roundtable discussion from a panel of experts on specific strategies, interventions and tools for addressing disability disparities toward their elimination. This webcast follows the previous one on disability disparities that was more conceptual in nature, focusing more on what specifically can be done to ameliorate disability disparities. Find out more & Register online

VCU's Project Empowerment is funded by grant #H133A080060 with NIDRR.

The contents of this newsletter were developed under a grant from the Department of Education, NIDRR grant # H133B040011. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.