Employment Partnerships Affinity Group
AFFINITY GROUP FACILITATOR
Assistant Director for Center on Transition Innovations and Director of ACE-IT in College;
Chair of Employment Partnerships Collaborative Workgroup
Danie Roberts-Dahm, PhD
Project Coordinator, Think College Inclusive Higher Education Network
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The Employment Partnerships Affinity Group is an open-access group for individuals who want to learn about successful systems-level employment partnership collaborations between institutions of higher education (IHEs), Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies, developmental disability (DD) agencies and employers that support students with intellectual disability to go to college.
Meetings will include facilitated discussion on opportunities and barriers to employment partnerships for students with ID as well as guest speakers/experts from the field. In addition, resources to raise awareness, highlight promising practice, and replicate successful partnership activities will be shared.
May 30th, 2-3pm ET
Julie Lackey, Director of Oklahoma IPSE Alliance, will present on Oklahoma's employment partnerships and how she helped facilitate those partnerships with their IPSE programs.
Aug 2nd, 2-3pm ET
Relationships with Vocational Rehabilitation
Date: February 15, 2023
Summary: In this meeting, the group facilitator Jaclyn Camden and her VCU colleague Hannah Ramsey, presented on ACE-IT in College’s Relationship with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). Attendees also discussed challenges with VR collaboration specific to their programs and examples/resources to build positive VR partnerships.
Date: November 29, 2022
Summary: This meeting focused on providing an overview of the new Employment Partnerships Affinity group, Think College Network, and the Employment Partnerships National Workgroup. Attendees discussed what they hope to get out of the group and topics to focus on for the following meetings.