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SAME Strategies: Disability Awareness Training for State Personnel

Learn about disability awareness staff training as a State as a Model Employer (SAME) strategy.

Does your state provide effective training for state personnel, especially supervisors, on supporting employees with disabilities?

Supervisors and other state government staff need proper training to support employment of people with disabilities. This training best assures disabled employees succeed in their employment and have a long tenure.

Strategies include training on:

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  • State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED): State-federal collaboration that supports state and local governments through meaningful policies that promote disability-inclusive workforce development to foster employment success for people with disabilities. SEED equips states and localities with timely data, sample policy options, and technical assistance to ensure that state- and local-level policy that is critical to employment success—such as workforce development, economic opportunity, transportation and technology, is inclusive of people with disabilities.
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN): Leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
  • Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE): Collaborative effort among several disability and business organizations that showcases supportive, inclusive workplaces for all workers.

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