Disability Employment
David Mank, Leadership and Open Employment

David Mank, Leadership and Open Employment

May 28, 2020

David Michael Mank, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. He is formerly the Director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, Indiana’s University Center for Excellence on Disabilities.
As a writer and researcher, Dr. Mank has an extensive background in the education and employment for persons with disabilities. He has authored or coauthored dozens of articles and book chapters. His interests also include transition from school to work and community living.
Mank has worked on issues related to Competitive Integrated Employment for people with significant disabilities for many years. His work has included developing the first free standing supported employment program in Oregon, McKenzie Personnel Systems. McKenzie was originally incorporated as a non-profit organization by Mank and two women who had daughters with developmental disabilities. He has worked on provider transformation (from sheltered work to competitive integrated employment) in a number of states across the USA and a number of other countries. He has emphasized “capacity building” to deliver integrated employment outcomes at the local level. He has also assisted in developing employment related data systems in a number of states. He is frequently requested to present at Leadership Institutes. In addition, he has been a frequent participant in Policy Development and Analysis at the state and national levels. He has assisted states and local communities develop, implement model programs for transition from school to work for youth with disabilities.
Mank is a member of the editorial boards of the Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (TASH), the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Journal of Disability Policy Studies. He is Associate Editor for the journal, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
In January 2015, Mank was appointed by the U. S. Secretary of Labor to the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, which was created in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. He was subsequently elected Chair of the Committee, which delivered its Final Report and Recommendations to the Secretary of Labor and Congress in September 2016. This Committee delivered its Final Report to the Secretary of Labor and Congress in September 2016.

Tristan Claridge on Social Capital and Employment

Tristan Claridge on Social Capital and Employment

May 22, 2020

In this podcast, Tristan Claridge, the founder of Social Capital Research and Training, Dunedin New Zealand shares insights gained from over two decades of research into social capital and its application to employment and business. 

Michelle Wakeford talking about Ticket To Work (Aust version)

Michelle Wakeford talking about Ticket To Work (Aust version)

May 20, 2020

Michelle is the National Manager for Ticket To Work. The program supports transition to work through school based work experiences that lead to post school employment for people with disabilities. Michelle discusses the program, enablers, outcomes and the path forward. 

Nick Mac Hale CEO Brite on organisation change and the NDIS.

Nick Mac Hale CEO Brite on organisation change and the NDIS.

May 15, 2020

Nick Mac Hale CEO Brite talks about organisations change under the NDIS paradigm and how they are using Discovery to create career and employment opportunities. Brite's journey from supported employment to social entreprise and how being a viable business can provide employment opportunities for the broader community.

Wendy Strobel Gower talks all things ADA @ YTI @ ILR School Cornell University
Families and Employment

Families and Employment

September 6, 2018

In this podcast I talk abut what we are doing to families and how they are an important part of the employment process.

Transition to Retirement - Something to Think About

Transition to Retirement - Something to Think About

May 24, 2018

In this podcast, we think about the issues surrounding transitioning to retirement for someone with a disability.

Disability Employment, the NDIS and our Community and Provider Partnership Program

Disability Employment, the NDIS and our Community and Provider Partnership Program

April 17, 2018

In this podcast, I look at our 2017 Retreat discussion about how to support participants and families to engage with and change the NDIS employment supports. The outcome of that discussion is the CDERP Community and Provider Partnership Program.

Disability Employment 2018

Disability Employment 2018

March 22, 2018

In this podcast, I wonder how having a three-fold increase in providers in most employment service areas will play out. THere isn't three-fold increase in clients, so how do you survive, find new clients and keep the ones that you have?

The Future of Employment

The Future of Employment

February 20, 2018

In this podcast, I speak with Dr Garth Bennie, CEO New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN). NZDSN is the provider peak body in New Zealand who we are partnering with to develop and deliver disability employment training and certification. Exciting times ahead in New Zealand.