Wednesday, May 23, 2018 1:00 PM ~ 2:15 PM ET

Disability statistics can be a powerful tool to increase our collective understanding of the barriers faced by the disability population in the workforce. This webinar provides an overview of current and historical disability employment trends and highlights how front-line practitioners have successfully applied existing data resources to serve customers.


This webinar will be presented in two parts. The first will provide an overview of current and historical disability employment trends at the national, state, and county levels.  In addition, it will examine the variations in employment trends across different disability types. The second part will focus on how two practitioners have applied data resources to advocate and conduct outreach in urban and rural environments. 


David Jones, Workforce Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration


Debra Brucker, Research Assistant Professor, Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire

Susan Dooha, Executive Director, Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY)

William Erickson, Research Specialist, Yang-Tan Institute, Cornell University

Joseph Hampton, Research Specialist, West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (WVDRS)