UW Employment Program

September 9, 2020

Self-Advocacy Online Helps People with I/DD Take Charge

The Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC) at the University of Minnesota and the Arc have partnered to support an innovative website specifically for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to help them advocate for themselves and take charge of their lives. Self-Advocacy Online is a content rich, accessible online educational and…

Social Security Announces New Online Services Available with my Social Security Account

“Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the agency is expanding the services available with a my Social Security account, a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits. More than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security…

How Does Washington State Help Workers With Developmental Disabilities?

Washington State’s Developmental Disabilities Administration helps people with disabilities like autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome find work. The DDA serves nearly 9,000 adults over the age of 21. Ross Reynolds interviews Dr. Pat Brown, director of the University of Washington’s employment program. Ross also talks with Doug Wilson, a sales manager at Copiers Northwest,…

Guardianship: Are You Up To Date?

Do you have questions about guardianship? Visit the Arc of Washington State’s website at http://arcwa.org/library/guardianship for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Guardianship.

CARF Certification

On January 15, 2015, The UW Employment Program was once again awarded the highest level of accreditation provided by CARF International www.carf.org. CARF noted that persons served and employers expressed a high degree of satisfaction with the way that the program meets their individual needs. Congratulations to our Clients, Employers and the UWEP team.

Understanding Respite Care

Respite is a break for parents and primary caregivers so they may get relief from the responsibilities of providing care to their loved one with a disability. To learn more about Respite Care and the ARC of King County, please click here.

Todd At Work: Seattle City Light

The city of Seattle takes a lot of pride in the great lengths it goes to be “inclusive.” that means to make sure that every voice and walk of life in the community is somehow, someway reflected in city government itself. There’s one program most of us have never heard of — and yet every…