The [AT] Connects Blog

Hot Topic Module on Employment After Burn Injury

Posted By Anne Long | Feb 10, 2014

The NIDRR-funded Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) released the Employment After Burn Injury Hot Topic Module. The module includes videos, factsheets, a slideshow, and a research study review addressing difficulties, opportunities, and questions regarding the return to work after sustaining a burn injury. The featured video was created in collaboration with the NIDRR-funded Northwest Regional Burn Model System Center. Hot Topic Modules for brain injury and spinal cord injury are also available.

Employment and Social Security Disability Benefits – Important Considerations

Posted By Anne Long | Feb 06, 2014


The Virginia Commonwealth University's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, which is a RESNA Catalyst Project Partner, is now offering free webcasts to people with disabilities and their family members.  The first webinar is scheduled for February  13, 2014.  This webinar entitled Employment and Social Security Disability Benefits – Important Considerations, will provide a brief overview of the impact of earnings on disability benefits, as well as other important things to consider as people with disabilities  return to work.  To register, visit   

New Study on Health Care Transition and Employment

Posted By Anne Long | Feb 03, 2014

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) released a new study on health care transition and employment entitled, Healthy Transitions: A Pathway to Employment for Youth with Chronic Health Conditions and Other Disabilities. The study focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing purposeful health care transition planning and its impact on employment for youth with chronic health conditions and other disabilities

EARN Releases Two Reports on Disability Employment

Posted By Anne Long | Feb 03, 2014

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) released two new reports on disability employment entitled, States as Model Employers of People with Disabilities and Read "Advancing Economic Opportunities for Business Owners and Job Seekers with Disabilities. The first report examines states as model employers of people with disabilities while the second report examines advancing economic opportunities for business owners and job seekers with disabilities.

Examples of Job Accommodations for People with Disabilities

Posted By Anne Long | Feb 03, 2014

This series of short trainings from the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) provides basic information about reasonable accommodations for people with different types of disabilities, including vision and hearing, dexterity and cognitive disabilities. Simple modifications to the work environment and assistive technologies enable people with disabilities to perform their jobs, and allow employers to benefit from the skills and talents they bring to the workplace: 

Choosing Core AT Inventory for Your Classroom

Posted By Anne Long | Jan 27, 2014

Join us to learn more about building a core assistive technology (AT) inventory for your classroom. Are you interested in learning about the basic tools needed to modify your curriculum materials? Do you want to create an accessible environment for your students? This webinar will explore assistive technology tools that are oldies but goodies, as well as new ideas that will help teachers and students. Discussion will include implementation and understanding why these tools are important for supporting successful instruction. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST