Integrated Employment

Competencies & Skill Sets


In this fourth session of DC Advocacy Partners, participants will:

  • Understand why employment is important for people with disabilities and for the community
  • Understand what accommodations, modifications/adaptations, assistive technology and natural supports are in the workplace
  • Learn about types of employment: competitive, supported, customized, entrepreneurial, internships, apprenticeships, enclaves, and sheltered
  • Understand the vision and mission of Employment First Policy
  • Understand what federal legislation gives people with disabilities rights in the workforce including ADA Title I, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

Skill sets

Partners will:

  • Learn how to plan a presentation or testimony for policy implementers
  • Learn how to read the DC Budget


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Jennifer Kemp

Unit Chief for Youth Policy and Performance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Frank Van Atta

Employment Coordinator, Rehabilitation Services Administration


Employment Internet/Phone Resources

RSA Overview

Employment Report from University Legal Services

Workforce Investment Act Guide by the U.S. Department of Labor

American Job Center Locations

Employment Articles from

Employment First Proclamation from the DC Department on Disability Services

Employment Initiatives in DC from the Department on Disability Services

DC Youth Services from the DC Department of Employment Services

What is the DC Budget?

Community Involvement

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Long-Term Project

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