May EQUITY newsletter
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Fri May 12 13:28:20 CDT 2006
From: "Megan O'Neil" <megan at wid.org>
*EQUITY e-newsletter: May 2006
*Disability and Asset Building Communities Working Together
In the May EQUITY:
*Telework: Home-based Asset Building for People with Disabilities
*National Telecommuting Institute (NTI):
Providing Home-Based Employment Opportunities For People with Disabilities
interview with M.J. Willard, Executive Director of NTI, offers an entry
into the virtual workforce for people with disabilities who strongly
prefer or require home-based work. The telework jobs developed by NTI
could serve as a springboard to a home-based business, or the first
steps on a career path in the newly emerging world of virtual work.
PROGRAM OF THE MONTH:
*The WorkPlace, Inc.: Southwestern Connecticut’s Regional Workforce
*Susan Kintner, Ph.D.
Telework/telecommuting Pilot Research Project is a three-year national
research project operating out of Connecticut’s CTWorks Career Centers,
that will provide data to help Congress, Department of Labor and other
government agencies to determine future funding priorities for veterans
and others with disabilities.
PROFILE OF THE MONTH:
*When Life Gives You Lemons…
Wanda, it was never a question of if, only when and how. Finding the
Illinois Telework loan program that helps people with disabilities
purchase equipment, services, and home modifications for home-based
employment, meant that she is now operating a thriving real estate
business and helping people with disabilities become homeowners.
TIP OF THE MONTH:
*Access to Telework Funds (ATF)
Telework Program was introduced as part of the President's New Freedom
Initiative (NFI). One response to some of the challenges faced by the
program requires making the connection to microenterprise organizations
across the country.
EQUITY Responds: WID Answers Your Questions
*Can you explain the Social Security work incentive Property Essential
to Self-Support (PESS)?
& NETWORKING RESOURCES:
Informative websites of interest to both communities
CONFERENCES & EVENTS:
**NOTE* There will be no issue of EQUITY for June. The Summer edition of
EQUITY, focusing on Accessible Financial Literacy, will be released July
*World Institute on Disability (WID) is a non-profit public policy
center dedicated to the promotion of independence and full inclusion in
society of people with disabilities. WID's Access to Assets (ATA)
program provides training and technical assistance to asset building and
disability organizations seeking to improve the inclusion of people with
disabilities in poverty reduction programs. In addition, ATA provides
information and referral services to individuals with disabilities and
conducts federal and state policy analysis on related issues.
NEW! Toll-Free Technical Assistance Hotline: 1-866-723-1201
Do you have questions about asset building strategies or serving people
World Institute on Disability
Access to Assets Project Coordinator
megan at wid.org
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Hampshire University School of Community Economic Development, the
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