Integrated Employment

Competencies & Skill Sets


In this fifth session of DC Advocacy Partners, participants will begin to understand:

  • Why employment is important for people with disabilities and for the community
  • What accommodations, modifications/adaptations, assistive technology, and natural supports are in the workplace
  • What different types of employment exist for people with disabilities, including: competitive, supported, customized, entrepreneurial, internships, apprenticeships, enclaves, and sheltered
  • The vision and mission of Employment First Policy
  • Several pieces of ongoing legislation within the federal government related to employment

Skill sets

Partners will begin to learn:

  • How to advocate for policy change through congressional representation
  • How to present a testimony to policy implementers
  • How to evaluate other testimonies based on a rubric 


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Jacqueline Chevalier

Senior Education Policy Advisor, Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives

Andrew Reese

Deputy Director at DC Department of Disability Services, Rehabilitative Services Administration

Day Al-Mohamed

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor


Partial List of Employment Resources

Rehabilitative Services Administration (RSA) Resources

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) PowerPoint from the LEAD Center

Customized Employment by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor

About the DC CEO Program

The Work Option for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities by University Legal Services

Community Involvement

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Long-Term Project

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