Funding of Assistive Technology to Make Work a Reality (2006) -- Available formats: word This article has been built around a case scenario involving Sharon, a 16 year old with a severe physical disability who will face multiple needs for AT as she completes her special education program, attends college, and eventually moves on to her employment goal. In walking through several years of her life, she is faced with the need to access several different benefit programs as funding sources for AT, including the special education program, the state vocational rehabilitation agency, Medicaid, Medicare, and SSI’s Plan for Achieving Self Support.
Pennsylvania AT @ Work Training Materials, May 14, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: mp3rtf Amy Goldman and Ann Dolloff from Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), and Jennifer Garman of the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania presented information on their collaborative approach within the employment network that they developed to promote assistive technology in the workplace through outreach, training, and technical assistance. This call was a follow up from the 2009 AT Act Annual Conference session on the AT Collaborative where more detailed information on the employment collaborative with a focus on the “AT@Work” training package that is used during the Train-the-Trainer trainings throughout their state was shared.
AT @ Work: What is YOUR Value to Business? Part 1 of 2 - July 16, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: rtfmp3ppt Joan Kester from the George Washington University conducted a presentation that provided information on the landscape of employment affecting people with disabilities and how to analyze the needs of employers in your area. During the webinar, participants had an opportunity to discuss strategies to expand their employer base and define their value to business.
Building Sustainable Business Partnerships – Part 2 of 2 - August 27, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: rtfmp3ppt Joan Kester from the George Washington University discussed the importance of building partnerships with employers and identifies ways to refine your approach when contacting employers. In today’s climate, it is essential to view employers as customers and to paint a clear picture of what AT professionals offer business partners. During the webinar/teleconference, participants had the opportunity to discuss strategies to build sustainable partnerships, customize your approach, and work smarter—not harder by connecting with other organizations.
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