I’m Randee Chafkin and I work in the Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA), Office of Workforce Investment, Division of Adult Services. We administer the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative which provides “Disability Program Navigators” (DPNs) to One-Stop Career Centers to help staff access and navigate the various programs that help people with disabilities gain and retain jobs. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and I want to use this opportunity to highlight how the DPN Initiative is responding to the challenge of providing access to reemployment services to people with disabilities.
To start the conversation, I have asked two of the DPNs to share their experiences working with One-Stop casters who need reemployment services. To see their entries, click on "Comments" above.