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Employment First: Madison Transition to Employment Fair

In Featured, News, Teen Tips by eri

The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) is hosting a transition resource fair! Time:  5:30 – 7:30 pm   Dinner served at 5:30 pm Students, their families, and advocates will receive face-to-face introductions to resources, along with explanations of the services available to students with disabilities and those that support them in their transition to their post-secondary goal. They will also learn …

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Continued Medicaid Eligibility While Working: Section 1619(b)

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Featured, Financial Resources, News by Stephanie Drum

If you could keep your Medicaid coverage AND earn enough money to get off of SSI, would you? Many people would, but don’t even know it’s even a possibility. I have good news for you! Continued Medicaid Eligibility, or Section 1619(b), is a work incentive that allows people to keep their Medicaid even if their earnings are so high that …

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Free Writing Assistance with Your Job Search

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Benefits Articles, Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News, Resources by eri

Free, One-On-One Help for Madison Area Residents Sometimes the hardest part of getting a job is getting started. Summarizing your entire work and life experiences in a single resume and cover letter can be daunting. And navigating the web, asking people you know for help, on top of reading and filling out forms and applications, can be downright scary. Did …

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ERI Supports National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In Advocacy, Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

Workplaces welcoming of the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of an inclusive community and strong economy. How can we, collectively and individually, reinforce the value and talent people with disabilities add to our workplaces and communities? What actions can we take right now to raise awareness that employers, employees, and our communities benefit …

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Your DVR Case Closed. It May Be Time for Ticket to Work!

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by Sarah Lyngdal

If you have a disability and an employment goal, the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) can provide services to help you prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment. In many cases, once you get a job and maintain that job for 90 days, your DVR case closes successfully. But what happens next? When you receive your DVR case closure letter, …

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Share Your Greatness. Be a Mentor, Find a Mentor.

In Advocacy, Featured, News by eri

Mentoring helps youth with disabilities prepare to move from school to work, according to research.  Young people with mentors are more likely to do positive activities and achieve higher educational goals. The Mentoring Effect reports that at-risk young adults who had a mentor are more likely to: Mentoring is a win-win for both the mentor and person being mentored. Mentors …

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Benefits and Employment Mental Health Specialist

In Featured, Job Openings by Beth Wroblewski

Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) – Madison, WI Employment Resources, Inc., a Madison-based nonprofit agency that advances the employment, health and financial security of people with disabilities, is seeking a Benefits and Employment Specialist to work in the Dane County area with people who need support and assistance due to a mental health need. The Benefits and Employment Specialist assists people with disabilities …

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10 Steps People with Disabilities Should Take to Prepare for an Emergency

In Emergency Planning Resources, Featured, News, Resources by eri

Do you know what to do if something bad were to happen? How will you know if a natural disaster is coming? How will rescuers find you if you need help getting out? The “Be Prepared, Have a Plan: Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for People with Disabilities” can help you plan for and respond to emergencies and natural disasters. The Wisconsin …