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States as a Model Employer (SAME) of People With Disabilities Community of Practice

The Heldrich Center will work with Cornell University to develop a "Community of Practice" (CoP) of state officials who share a common interest in initiating, developing, and expanding efforts to make their states “model employers” of individuals with disabilities. The initiative is based on the understanding that there is significant value to states learning from each other with regard to employing people with disabilities and having a forum in which to connect colleagues in this area. The CoP would include the facilitated exchange of information about SAME efforts and activities and the sharing of practices and strategies for a select group of state policymakers interested in implementing these practices. The CoP will also provide technical assistance as well as access to topical teleconferences, webinars, and virtual seminars. (Funded by Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy)

Topic: 
Disability Employment
Research Team: 
Kathy Krepcio
Funded By: 
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy
Status: 
Completed
Keywords: 
persons with disabilities
community of practice
state employers
model employer
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