You’re invited to a webinar! On Monday, August 20 at 3pm ET, trainer Joyce Welsh will present a webinar on Another Look at Individual Durational Limits for ParticipantsJoin us for a discussion on how to appropriately implement IDL policies in SCSEP to protect both participants and organizations. We will also discuss the specifics of dealing with IDLs during the PY 2012 transition due to the national competition and Census data. Click here to register, and find out what grantees must do now and later.

The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy will present a live webinar this Thursday, August 2, 2012, from 2-3pm ET as part of its AT Works online educational series. The webinar is called Accessible Technology’s Impact on the Employment of People with Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities. Presenters will discuss how accessible technologies can help increase the hiring and advancement of people with disabilities in the workplace. A previously recorded AT Works webcast is also available online.

Apart from ongoing surveys conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau, the best primary sources of workforce data are high-quality research studies — many of which mount their own surveys. The best of these are generally funded by Federal entities, which are published principally by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and the Government Accountability Office.

The Win-Win Community of Practice has compiled the most important sources of such data in one place, with special attention to the single most important of these, ETA’s Office of Policy Development and Research, “Research Publication Database.”

As the PY 2012 SCSEP transition nears, our friends at Senior Service America, Inc. and the National Council on Aging have shared some tips and tricks that they learned from the transitions in 2003 and 2006. If you're wondering how to hold effective transition meetings or what steps you should be taking first, look no further! You can download them from the Resource bar at the right of the screen. Many thanks to Timothy Hamre at NCOA and Terry Reynolds at SSAI.

USA.gov has a new portal on how Americans can get help during difficult financial times. The site features topics such as unemployment, jobs, and training; family support; housing; health care and insurance; and debt and credit. It is also available in Spanish.

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