OFA Webinar: New Approaches for Identifying and Addressing Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Challenges among TANF Participants

This webinar explored promising practices and programs from TANF programs and Department of Labor grantees that help TANF recipients with a disability move toward employment. The webinar examined opportunities and challenges in providing supports and services as well as strategies and approaches, such as customized employment being used to help recipients with a disability secure and maintain employment. It explored opportunities for partnerships between TANF and disability and workforce programs to promote employment outcomes and:

  • Provided a context for the connection between disability, TANF, and intergenerational poverty.
  • Shared information on evidence-based approaches that offer universal design strategies for youth on TANF and/or in families receiving TANF support.
  • Provided information on different user-friendly strategies for implementing Customized Employment, another universal design evidence-based approach to employment that better ensures a successful job match with higher retention rates.
  • Highlighted states that are implementing successful practices to engage and support people with disabilities that promote employment outcomes.
  • Provided links to resources that can assist TANF program staff in designing programs and providing services that promote employment outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities.

This webinar was held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. EDT. 

Record Type: 
Webinar / Webcast
Publication Date: 
July, 2018
Date: 
July 12, 2018
Source: 
OFA Peer TA
Webinar Date: 
July 12, 2018
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
  • Supportive Services
  • Special Populations
    • Disabled Individuals