|The IAJVS network brings years of
experience in providing employment, training, and service opportunities
to individuals with disabilities. The network also showcases
innovative programming for this community.
Demonstrating national leadership,
IAJVS initiated its first multi-site project in 1998 through
the disAbility Employment Initiative. Refunded
in May 2002 and closed in June 2005, five JVS affiliates provided
computer-based training to persons with severe disabilities.
Across the country, the JVS network has trained hundreds of
individuals in basic computer literacy. The specific focus
on developing curricula and materials appropriate for people
with disabilities, and the implementation of advanced coursework
in Web design and maintenance, comprised an innovative approach
to long-term quality employment.
IAJVS is pleased to announce that
youthAbility, a two-year program that provided
outreach to and recruitment of young people with disabilities
into national and community service programs, was a great
success. Under the direction of IAJVS, ten affiliates
collaborated to implement youthAbility, an innovative national
project that promoted national service among the nation's
youth. The project provided information about national and
community service programs to youth with disabilities, established
recruitment programs, and helped national and community service
programs adapt their programs to make them more inclusive
and accommodating to individuals with disabilities. The youthAbility
Tech Access Program was a complementary project that
helped subsidize the purchase of assistive technology so that
youth with disabilities could participate in local volunteer
NEW replicability Tool Kit: Enhancing Employment
Opportunities for Individuals With Disabilities: An
Employer-Directed Approach, Click here: http://www.iajvs.org/documents/IAJVS-003%20MasterCopy2.pdf
more about IAJVS' national disAbility Employment Initiative.
the DEI Building Blocks: A Promising Practices Report
Learn more about IAJVS' youthAbility Program.
Learn more about IAJVS' youthAbility Tech Access Program.
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