“Serving Individuals with Disabilities: Best Practices and the Modern Day Workforce”

National Disability Forum

A Forum for All Interested Disability Stakeholders


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

National Education Association – Chanin Auditorium,

Level B3

1201 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036


“Serving Individuals with Disabilities: Best Practices and the Modern Day Workforce”


Background:

The purpose of this particular forum is to hear from private insurance companies, federal agencies, and disability stakeholders to obtain insight on best practices as it relates to:

  • Obtaining information to conduct functional assessments for individuals with a disability
  • Strategies for retrieving medical and non-medical evidence in an electronic format
  • Utilizing video technology, decision support tools (e.g., natural language processing and machine learning), and data analytics
  • Developing a communication strategy when implementing new policy and technology
  • Identifying a clear path for individuals with a disability to return to work

Additionally, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics will provide an update on their efforts to collect information on the modern workforce, titled “An update on the Occupational Requirements Survey.”