Pathways to Economic Security for People with Disabilities: Social Insurance, Asset Development, and Supported Employment

October 15, 2008, 9:00 am 12:30 pm
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The National Academy of Social Insurance, in partnership with the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, sponsored this workshop to showcase disability and employ-related research findings and initiatives.

8:30am  Registration, coffee, and light breakfast

9:00am  WELCOME

 
  • Margaret Simms, National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Timothy Muzzio, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research

9:10am  PART I: PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS

  • Moderator: Margaret Campbell, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research
  • Johnette Hartnett, Asset Accumulation and Economic Self Sufficiency, National Disability Institute and University of Iowa College of Law
  • John Kregel, Workplace Supports and Job Retention, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jon Sanford, Workplace Accommodations, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Richard Balkus, Disability Demonstration Projects, Social Security Administration

10:30am  PART 2: RESPONSE FROM EXPERTS IN POLICY IMPLEMENTATION
What needs to happen to implement the research findings in policy? What are the opportunities and barriers? What are the implications of the evidence-based research for social insurance, income security, and tax policy?

  • Moderator: Laurel Beedon, National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Sue Suter, Social Security Administration
  • David Wittenburg, Mathematica Policy Research
  • Christopher Button, U.S. Department of Labor

11:15am  BREAK

11:30am  PART 3: OPEN DISCUSSION AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION
If we were to adopt the evidence-informed policies presented in Parts 1 and 2, what strategies are needed to put the policy into practice? What are the opportunities and barriers?

  • Moderator: Marty Ford, The Arc and UCP Public Policy Collaboration
  • Discussant: Susan Daniels, Daniels and Associates
  • Discussant: Michael Morris, National Disability Institute
  • Questions and discussion with all participants

12:20pm WRAP-UP AND ADJOURN


**If you need accommodations of any kind, there is a box at the end of the registration form for you to tell us your accessiblity needs.**