Strategies to Support People with Developmental Disabilities and Brain Injury to Achieve Employment Goals Through Small Business Ownership

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
3:00 – 4:30 pm, Eastern time

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Description:
In March, the AoD Disability Employment TA Center’s National Community of Practice (CoP) will celebrate Developmental Disabilities (DD) and Brain Injury (BI) Awareness month. This webinar will highlight innovative strategies for removing barriers to further advance competitive, integrated employment and economic outcomes for people with DD and BI through small business ownership. Synergies Work, the largest startup hub in the United States for disability-led businesses, will highlight how people with DD and BI have been successful in launching and maintaining their own businesses. The National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) will share the latest data and employment trends for people with BI. NASHIA will also discuss current service gaps and proposed solutions to maximize employment opportunities. We’ll also hear perspectives from Angad Sahgal, an entrepreneur with DD, and Kymberlee Baker, an entrepreneur with BI, on key elements needed to establish and operate a business.

Presenters:

  • Maria Crowley, Director of Professional Development at the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA)
  • Jill Ferrington, Technical Assistance Advisor at the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA)
  • Aarti Sahgal, Founder and CEO of Synergies Work
  • Angad Sahgal, Entrepreneur, Founder of Let Me Do IT
  • Kymberlee Baker, Entrepreneur, Founder of Kimmie’s Heart Cards

Webinar Host: Disability Employment Technical Assistance Center (DETAC)