National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Alison Barkoff
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Alison Barkoff

This is the first in a series of podcasts in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). TASH’s interim Executive Director, Serena Lowe talks with Alison Barkoff, the Director of Advocacy, Center for Public Representation. They have a wide-ranging discussion of employment policy and programs for people with disabilities, but Alison remains rooted throughout…

Proceed Until Apprehended: WISE’s Innovative Thinking on Supported Employment in the Midst of a Crisis
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Proceed Until Apprehended: WISE’s Innovative Thinking on Supported Employment in the Midst of a Crisis

Serena Lowe, TASH’s interim Executive Director, talks with Cesilee Coulson, the Executive Director of WISE, the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment. They have the sort of conversation you might expect from two people with such depth of experience in these issues: high-level, broad-ranging, big ideas. But mostly they talk about the necessity to not letting…

COVID-19: The Economic Crisis and Employment for People with Disabilities
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COVID-19: The Economic Crisis and Employment for People with Disabilities

We talk with we talk with Julie Christensen, the Director of Policy and Advocacy at APSE. APSE has recently conducted a major survey of employment service providers about the impact of COVID-19 and its economic consequences for people with disabilities. We talk about the ways the COVID-19 crisis has affected the employment of people with…

What We Can Learn from the Career of  Julie Hocker, Commissioner of the Administration on Disabilities
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What We Can Learn from the Career of Julie Hocker, Commissioner of the Administration on Disabilities

At the TASH conference in December, the YES! Center’s, Dale Verstegen spoke with Julie Hocker, the Commissioner of the Administration on Disabilities at the Administration for Community Living at the Department of Health and Human Services. They have a rather personal discussion of Commissioner Hocker’s path to the success she has achieved, the things she…

Family Engagement in Systems Change
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Family Engagement in Systems Change

Systems change is often considered a subject for professionals and policy makers. YES! To Employment talks with the YES! Center’s Sean Roy about the importance family members to remaking transition and employment systems for people with disabilities. As someone who has spent his career working in youth transition, and as a sibling, Sean brings a…

District of Columbia Rehabilitation Services Administration and Revitalizing Community Membership of Washington Team Up to Create DSP Academy
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District of Columbia Rehabilitation Services Administration and Revitalizing Community Membership of Washington Team Up to Create DSP Academy

YES! To Employment talks with Darryl Evans, the Deputy Director of the D.C. Rehabilitation Services Administration, Montrel Tennessee, the Project Manager of D.C. Learners and Earners, the Partnerships in Employment project of the District of Columbia, and Susan Brooks, the Operations Manager at RCM of Washington, Inc. The D.C. Rehabilitation Services Administration and RCM have…

The Utah PIE and the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition
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The Utah PIE and the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

The YES! Center’s Dale Verstegen and Laura Owens talk with Kelie Hess and Tricia Jones-Parkin of the Utah Partnerships in Employment project at the Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities and Lavinia Gripentrog, a Transition Specialist at Utah State Board of Education, about how they use the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition…