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Webcast: Employment-Renewed Investments?

  • Dates: 23 – 23 Oct, 2013
Date: October 23, 2013
Time: 1:00-2:00pm Eastern
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Supported employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities emerged in the 1980s, clearly showing the untapped potential of people to work productively in integrated jobs.  While supported employment has expanded little in the last decade, there is a renewed investment nationwide and in some other countries. This webinar will share the renewed developments in supported employment and the threats that remain to further improvement and expansion that must also be addressed.

David Michael Mank, PhD
Dr. Mank is the Director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, Indiana’s University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities. He is a Full Professor in the School of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction. As a writer and researcher, Dr. Mank has an extensive background in the education and employment for persons with disabilities. He has authored or coauthored dozens of articles or book chapters. His interests also include transition from school to work and community living. Mank is a member of the editorial boards of the Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (TASH), the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Disability Policy Studies.  He is Associate Editor for the journal, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and is Past President of the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD). He was one of the founding board members of Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE). He is a member of the Board of the Arc of Indiana. He has received the Franklin Smith Award for National Distinguished Service from The Arc of the United States and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of University Centers on Disability.

Teresa A. Grossi, PhD
Dr. Grossi is the Director for the Center on Community Living and Careers at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, the Indiana’s University Center for Excellence (UCE) at Indiana University.  Dr. Grossi has extensive background in education and employment for individuals with disabilities where she has worked in North Carolina and Ohio as a community-based instructor, transition coordinator, job coach and managed a vocational training program and a supported employment agency.  Teresa serves on a number of editorial boards and has conducted research and written on secondary transition services, community supports and employment issues for individuals with disabilities. Teresa served as president of the National Board for the APSE (Association for People Supporting Employment First); advisory board for the National Postsecondary Outcomes Center, the editorial board for the Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, and currently serves as the external evaluator for the National Secondary Transition and Technical Assistance Center.  Dr. Grossi recently co-authored “ Employment: Renewed Investments” in American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Teaching transition skills in the inclusive schools through Brookes Publishing Co.