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Employment First in Washington 2018 Report

Washington State has a ‘New Employment Report’ to share! Please take a few minutes to read through the latest news on Competitive Integrated Employment in Washington State. (Link below image)   Click this link to view the...

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

    JIM COREY: Did you know that Martin Luther King’s watershed speech “I have the dream” was actually about jobs, and that the 1963 March on Washington was actually known as the “1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom”?  In almost all of MLK’s major...

Season’s Greetings from Wise!

From all of us at Wise, wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday filled with warm memories and plenty of good...

2017-18 Annual Report Available Now!

The Wise annual report for 2017-18 is available now, click here! Each year our staff and associates set out to provide high quality training and technical assistance first within the Pacific Northwest and second to those seeking to improve integrated employment in...

New Staff at Wise…

We are excited to share some changes to our Team at Wise this spring. We have recently welcomed a new program manager, Josie Sparks. Josie brings years of experience in employment and community inclusion program development. In addition, we have added a new position...

Reflections on Community Inclusion by Stephen Eyman

Recently I caught wind of the decision to change the name of the Community Access Program to Community Inclusion. As I think back on my years as a Community Access Specialist in Spokane, I can’t help but reflect on the meaning of true inclusion in our community and...

October National Disability Employment Awareness Month

By Dan Rutten National Disability Employment Awareness Month is now in its 29th year and it’s amazing to think about the progress we have made in the last three decades since its inception. From the shifting emphasis on the value of community-based employment over...

Partners for Work 2017 by Debbie Moore

Our Seattle summer is behind us and fall is here. With this transition, new opportunities within our Partners for Work (PFW) Project are underway. The groundwork has been taking shape over the summer getting Rotary Clubs prepared for their new Greeters. First time...

Good Transition is More Than Just Magic…

According to IDEA Section 300.29: (a) Transition service means a coordinated set of activities for a student with a disability that (1) Is designed within an outcome-oriented process, that promotes movement from school to post-school activities, including...

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