Episode 86: Celebrating 100 Years of Vocational Rehabilitation with Commissioner Schultz

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 1:00 pm EDT
Description: 

For the past 100 years, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) under the guidance of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has enabled people with disabilities to overcome barriers to accessing, maintaining, or returning to employment.

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is critical given that the employment of persons with disabilities remains very low when compared to those without a disability. In 2019, only 19% of persons with a disability were in the workforce, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of VR with our special guest, the Commissioner of the RSA, Mark Schultz. Discover how VR has changed over the years and gain insight into challenging opportunities for the future.

Virtual Series (4-event): Disability Employment - Looking Back & Moving Forward

This ADA Live! Episode 86 is the first of four (4) FREE virtual events hosted by the Southeast ADA Center in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM); the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 100th anniversary of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).

When: Each Wednesday in October 2020 starting at 1:00 pm [Eastern Time]
Events: One (1) podcast and Three (3) webinars
Learn More: adasoutheast.org/webinars/ndeam2020.php

Register Now or copy and paste this link to register: bit.ly/disability-employ-virtual-seada-2020