Employment

New financial resource publication from AgrAbility

If you’re involved with agriculture, you already know that you haven’t picked an easy road, especially if you have a disability. However, when financial obstacles seen insurmountable, know that help is available. In the recent issue of AgrAbility Harvest, the newsletter of the National AgrAbility Project, a new resource “A Closer Look: Finding the Funding” was… Read more New financial resource publication from AgrAbility

National AgrAbility webinar – August 8, 2017

Improving Quality of Life for Rural People with Disabilities: the Collaboration between APRIL and AgrAbility Tuesday, August 8, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET After years of supporting each other informally, the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) and AgrAbility have joined forces through the National AgrAbility Project grant to connect the independent living community… Read more National AgrAbility webinar – August 8, 2017

Revised Transition Guide published

From the U.S. Department of Education… The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), of the U.S. Department of Education (Department), is pleased to publish, A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities. OSERS’ mission is to improve early childhood, educational, and employment outcomes and raise expectations for… Read more Revised Transition Guide published

Punch-In: Service for youth with disabilities seeking employment

This news comes from the Great Lakes ADA Center – AT Bulletin of Jan-Feb 2017… Punch-In is a free resource for young adults with disabilities preparing for and seeking employment. One of the many offerings on the site is a free, online course to develop the skills and strategies necessary to be successful in career endeavors.… Read more Punch-In: Service for youth with disabilities seeking employment

U.S. Access Board Updates Requirements for Information and Communication Technology

The U.S. Access Board today – January 9 2017 – released a final rule that updates accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The rule also refreshes guidelines for telecommunications equipment subject to Section 255 of the Communications Act. “This update is… Read more U.S. Access Board Updates Requirements for Information and Communication Technology

Pre-Employment Transition Services

As posted in the Maine Parent Federation News… The Maine Department of Labor’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (or “VR” as it‘s commonly referred to) provides services to transition-age youth with disabilities to help prepare them for employment. Every high school in Maine has an assigned VR Counselor. With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), there’s… Read more Pre-Employment Transition Services

AT helps Maine orchard grow

The Sun Journal recently published an article about the Pietree Farm in Sweden, Maine describing how the Maine AgrAbility project helped Stephen and Tabitha King make the farm more accessible so their daughter Naomi (who has a progressive muscular disorder) could continue to work. The article notes, “King was adamant about making the whole farm… Read more AT helps Maine orchard grow