The Division of Adult Studies participated with the Research and Training Center on Independent Living at the University of Kansas, Life Span Institute to facilitate accessibility for people with disabilities at One-Stop workforce centers through partnerships with Centers for Independent Living (CILs).
The Division of Adult Studies views One-Stop Centers as a central point for numerous community based agencies and groups as well as federal and state-supported agencies (e.g., adult education, employment services, Indian and Native American programs, HUD employment and training activities, welfare to work, and veterans employment and training programs). In addition, employers are connected to the One-Stop centers as potential sources of qualified job applicants. We hypothesized that working with One-Stop partners would be a cost-effective strategy for promoting access for people with disabilities to a variety of generic services. We also recognized that through the One-Stop partners we could use an existing structure to identify other generic community services as appropriate audiences for our materials.
The result of our efforts, “One-Stop 100 for CILs” is available for download at One-Stop 101 for CILs.
For more information about the entire project visit http://www.rtcfpil.org