Category Archives: Inclusive Employment

What’s New?

Staying Safe & COVID-19 MFP Employment Specialist SueAnn Morrow created a short video for people with disabilities to be used by direct support professionals or others who support them. The video uses plain language to help people with disabilities understand the COVID-19 pandemic and includes the CDC guidelines they need to follow to stay safe.…
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What Else Is New?

2020 Make Your Mark! Conference Goes Virtual Your Vision for the Future September 1 – October 2, 2020 Online sessions Join Iowans with Disabilities in Action for the virtual 2020 Make Your Mark! Self-Advocacy Conference on September 1, 2020 - October 2, 2020. This year's sessions focus on developing your vision for your future. Featured speakers will include…
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Summer 2020 Issue of “Possibilities in Education and Training” Published

Featured Article Focuses on Staying Strong During COVID-19 The new issue of the “Possibilities in Education and Training” newsletter has been published. The lead article features Eric Mullins, who made the transition from congregate to community living through the MFP program, shortly before COVID-19 hit. Moving is always a challenge, and Mullins' move from Woodward…
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Autism Speaks Workforce Collaboration

Survey to Help Develop Inclusive Employment Opportunities Autism Speaks has partnered with Lee Container, the J. Donald and Laurelle Lee Family Foundation Fund, and Delivering Jobs to create a more inclusive workforce in the U.S. This effort will begin in Iowa, home of Lee Container, to develop more employment opportunities for autistic people and people with intellectual…
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