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April 11, 2024

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Lessons in Financial Literacy for People with Disabilities

A three-year Illinois initiative helped train disabled people and their family members in financial literacy, including how to manage money, reduce debt and use credit wisely. To learn more, join the upcoming webinar “Engaging Diverse Communities Through Financial Education and Empowerment,” hosted by the federally funded Disability Employment Technical Assistance Center, on April 16, 2024, at 3 p.m. EDT. 

CHIPS for America: Inclusive Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Close-up of a semiconductor held by a blue-gloved handEveryone who serves, supports or otherwise works with the disability community is invited to join the webinar “Creating Inclusive Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities” on April 18, at 2 p.m. EDT, to learn about the federal CHIPS for America program, which helps fund U.S. semiconductor manufacturing.

Building Infrastructure for Good Jobs

A person with a disability wears a yellow safety vest and reads over papers on a clipboardRegister now for the webinar “Building Infrastructure for Good Jobs: Creating Opportunities for People with Disabilities in the Construction Industry,” hosted by ODEP’s National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities (LEAD Center), on April 25, 2024, at 3 p.m. EDT. The webinar will discuss the benefits of the construction industry’s inclusive hiring practices, including apprenticeships and labor-management partnerships.

Securing Your Financial Future

ODEP’s LEAD Center invites job seekers and employees to join the webinar “Improving Employment Outcomes: The Critical Role of Financial Education” on April 29, at 3 p.m. EDT, to find out how to access financial literacy resources, education and tools through the workplace or through the federal government.

What We Can Learn from Women Who Advance DEIA

Silhouettes of a diverse group of women, one of whom uses a wheelchairHear from two passionate champions of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) in the workplace—including ODEP’s own Assistant Secretary Taryn Williams—about the importance of self-advocacy and mentorship in women’s careers, especially for women with disabilities.