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  • WVU expands options for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021

    This fall, six new West Virginia University students with intellectual and developmental disabilities are paving the way for future students to be able to go to college, live on campus and gain academic and career preparation.

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  • CED Ability Grand Rounds- Disability and Employment: Stigma, Empowerment, Identity and the Need for a Positive Lens

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021

    Scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m., presenter Sophie Hennekam, PhD, will discuss under which circumstances a disability quota system can empower disabled workers; review how disabled workers come to construct a positive professional identity at work; and discuss and analyze how mental illness can be a positive attribute in the context of work.

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  • CED Communities of Practice: Transition to Employment

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    WVU CED received funding recently from the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council to explore best practices as they relate to individuals with disabilities gaining and retaining employment. It is our goal to bring together employers, employees/job seekers, and community agencies to contribute to the conversation.  Join us as we hear from experts across the country, discuss how their successful trends might translate here in West Virginia, and finally, be part of developing a product that can help share this information across the state.  Attendees will be invited back to participate monthly through November 2021 on a set of topics- Transition to Higher Education; Transition to Vocational Training; Preparing Employers; and Preparing Employees. We hope you will come to the table and share your experiences and concerns! Please email Mandy Filippelli with any questions or special needs (amanda.filiippelli@hsc.wvu.edu).

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  • IMPACT WV Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Initiative

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    The IMPACT WV project at the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (WVU CED) is launching a new public health initiative, COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence for People with Disabilities.  

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