University Centers Put Faith to Work in Disability Employment

Earlier this year, the Kessler Foundation awarded four University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) a Signature Employment Grant. The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center in Tennessee will lead the Putting Faith to Work project, working with the Human Development Institute in Kentucky, Texas Center for Disability Studies, and Institute on Community Integration in Minnesota. The focus of Putting Faith To Work is on enabling faith communities to address the employment needs of some of their members, by connecting people with disabilities to quality employment opportunities through the natural networks represented by congregational members, and to provide (or make linkages to) other individualized supports. Read more…