The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project (MCED) <br />Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC<br />
A comprehensive effort combining critical resources from Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC, and several of its closest collab...
This effort is designed to develop, demonstrate, and support the phased implementation of a financially, technically and p...
The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
Provide extensive CRP staff and RSC Counselor CRC certification training on microenterprise and customized employment both...
1. Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities<br />2. Linking Employment, Abilities & Potential (LEAP)<br />3. Fair...
Provide vital statewide Immersion Training sessions on Discovery (assessment), Business Planning, and employment strategie...
1. Six Regional Community Action Teams Demonstrate Microenterprise & Customized Employment strategies;<br />receive compet...
3. National Association of Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) Certification for each CAT training participant who attends all...
6. 48 to 60 successful employment closures for RSC over 15 months, further demonstrates viability of the CE & Microenterpr...
The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
10. Nationally Certified curricula updated for Ohio, on CE, self employment, SSA Work Incentives, et al<br />11. Certified...
13. Immersion Training to over 600 RSC Counselors and CRP staff on: Discovery & Job Development, and Special Topics includ...
16. Accessible materials provided for all training participants<br />17. Real-time replicable systems change information g...
The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
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MCED Technical Explanation

  1. 1. The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project (MCED) <br />Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC<br />
  2. 2. A comprehensive effort combining critical resources from Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC, and several of its closest collaborators, including:<br />Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Workplace Supports (RRTC)<br />Exemplary Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRPs) including:<br /> VIA of the Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania)<br /> Job Squad, Inc. (West Virginia)<br /> Cobb County Community Service Board (Georgia)<br /> Sandy/Savage Consulting (Indiana)<br /> Don Lavin, RISE, Inc, Minnesota, et al., <br />and the Ohio stakeholder networking capacity of Ohio APSE. <br />The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
  3. 3. This effort is designed to develop, demonstrate, and support the phased implementation of a financially, technically and programmatically viable approach to community employment of choice for Ohioans with disabilities. <br />Specifically, this initiative will:<br /> Research, identify, establish, and demonstrate sustainable microenterprise and customized -supported employment approaches for adoption by RSC counselors and CRPs across Ohio;<br />The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
  4. 4. The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
  5. 5. Provide extensive CRP staff and RSC Counselor CRC certification training on microenterprise and customized employment both on-line and on-site; <br /> Deliver RSC and CRP case consultation on wage and self-employment; <br /> Develop and deliver extensive on-site training, certification, and technical assistance to six development sites (Community Action Teams) that receive $390,000 to support staff commitment to employment creation. <br />These sites are geographically & disability diverse and include: <br />The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
  6. 6. 1. Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities<br />2. Linking Employment, Abilities & Potential (LEAP)<br />3. Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities<br />4. Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, Inc.<br />5. Columbus Speech & Hearing Center<br />6. Burdman Group, Inc. <br />The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
  7. 7. Provide vital statewide Immersion Training sessions on Discovery (assessment), Business Planning, and employment strategies for under-served groups <br />(people with autism, psychiatric disabilities, TBI, sensory disabilities), et al. <br />Briefly, the MCED will produce the following 20 deliverables:<br />The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
  8. 8. 1. Six Regional Community Action Teams Demonstrate Microenterprise & Customized Employment strategies;<br />receive competency-based training covering Discovery, Systematic Instruction, Job Analysis, Employer Negotiation, RSC & Ohio disability policy, SSA Work Incentives, Job development, Microenterprise development, etc. (See CE curricula on blog)<br />2. 900 personnel & stakeholders receive training on Microenterprise & Customized Employment<br />The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
  9. 9. 3. National Association of Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) Certification for each CAT training participant who attends all classroom sessions and passes the final examination<br />4. Resource Mapping completed at each CAT site and an Organizational Social Capital Plan initiated for each<br />5. $390,000 channeled to CATs to support their work on MCED<br />The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
  10. 10. 6. 48 to 60 successful employment closures for RSC over 15 months, further demonstrates viability of the CE & Microenterprise options<br />7. At least 6 PASS plans developed and funded totaling at least $30,000 <br />8. At least 50% of individuals served in CE have 3 or more funding/support streams<br />9. Project Blog accessible to RSC staff, CATs, stakeholders developed for announcements, materials dissemination, discussion, progress notes, etc.<br />http://griffinhammis.typepad.com/the_ohio_microenterprise_/<br />The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
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  12. 12. 10. Nationally Certified curricula updated for Ohio, on CE, self employment, SSA Work Incentives, et al<br />11. Certified Business Technical Assistance & Consultation (CBTAC) training provided to 240 vendor personnel creating statewide self employment capacity for RSC<br />12. (18) days additional on-site TA provided to CBTAC participants statewide <br />The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
  13. 13. 13. Immersion Training to over 600 RSC Counselors and CRP staff on: Discovery & Job Development, and Special Topics including:<br /> Evidence-based employment for individuals with psychiatric disabilities; under-served groups including people with autism, TBI, sensory impairments, and youth transitioning from school to work<br />14. 18 days additional on-site TA provided to Immersion participants statewide<br />15. Evaluate quality of all training and TA; enact improvements; regularly report findings to RSC and stakeholders<br />The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
  14. 14. 16. Accessible materials provided for all training participants<br />17. Real-time replicable systems change information generated from the 6 CAT demonstration communities & the stakeholders<br />18. Delivery of 5-week Self-Employment course through RRTC-VCU twice over 15 months complete with CEU and CRC credits for up to 300 participants<br />19. Ohio APSE assists with convening 3 statewide Networking/Project Planning meetings<br />20. VCU & GHA review self-employment and Customized Employment policies and recommend revisions for RSC<br />The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project<br />
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