May EQUITY newsletter

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From: "Megan O'Neil" <megan at>

*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.

*The WorkPlace, Inc.: Southwestern Connecticut’s Regional Workforce 
Development Board
*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.

*When Life Gives You Lemons…
*Wanda Parker
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.

*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)?

Informative websites of interest to both communities


**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 
with disabilities?
Please contact:
Megan O'Neil
World Institute on Disability
Access to Assets Project Coordinator
megan at

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Project.The Asset Accumulation and Tax Policy Project (AATPP)
is a partnership of The Law, Health Policy, and Disability Center at the 
University of Iowa College of Law, in collaboration with Southern New 
Hampshire University School of Community Economic Development, the 
National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, the World 
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Foundation, the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation and the Friedman 
Family Foundation.

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