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webinarThe Ticket to Work program will host a self-employment webinar on August 28, 3:00-4:30 PM EDT

Presented by the Social Security Administration’s team of disability benefits experts, this informative session is ideal for people age 18 through 64 who receive disability benefits and are interested in employment. The webinar provides an overview of the Ticket to Work program and will discuss various tools for achieving financial independence through self-employment. Immediately following this webinar, SSA will host a Facebook question-and-answer session.

Register for the online webinar at: https://chooseworkttw.net/wise/jsp/wise.jsp

The LEAD Center will present a webinar on customized employment and self-employment on August 28, 3:00-4:30 PM EDT

The webinar will focus on reasons and strategies for aligning resources across systems to support the implementation of Discovery, Customized Employment, and Self-Employment. Participants will learn how state agencies can adopt policies and service delivery strategies that support these innovations, as well as how a cross-agency approach to blending and braiding available funds can enhance services for the individual job seeker and enhance return on investment for all agencies.

To register, go to www.leadcenter.org   and click on the link: “Advancing the Use of CE.”

USBLN® 16th Annual Conference & Expo set for September 30-October 3

The USBLN® is the only business-to-business national membership organization, with local affiliates, that focuses on sharing and developing proven strategies for including people with disabilities in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace. The event will feature over 35 cutting-edge educational sessions, and representatives from corporate America, Business Leadership Networks, disability-owned business enterprises, and non-profit, state, and federal agencies.

Register at:  www.usblnannualconference.org

Source: U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. http://www.dol.gov/odep