This report from the Texas Workforce Investment Council details the demographic characteristics of the population of individuals with disabilities for both the U.S. and Texas. Individuals with disabilities experience numerous challenges associated with participation in the labor force. The unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities is higher than for individuals without disabilities. Individuals with disabilities strengthen the Texas labor market and are a valuable resource for Texas employers.
The brief details how closer collaboration among adult education, workforce development, and vocational rehabilitation partners can advance effective practices and programs for workers with foundational skill needs and disabilities.
This report from the Texas Workforce Investment Council provides information about the vocational rehabilitation program in Texas, focusing on vocational rehabilitation services authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
This episode of the National Association of Workforce Boards’ (NAWB) Workforce Central features an interview with the CEO of RespectAbility, Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, as she discusses the importance of connecting youth with disabilities to meaningful work, and the benefits of doing so to employers and the economy.
Checklist for leaders working on their WIOA plans who care about best practices for the employment of people with disabilities. Created by RespectAbility, Best Buddies, The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and National Organization on Disability (NOD).