The American Medical Association recently published an article emphasizing the impact between the pandemic brought on by COVID-19 and the impending endemic. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor published a news release in 2021 indicating that between 2020 and 2021 the rates of unemployment of individuals with disabilities decreased slightly and increasing during the same timeframe were the self-employment rates of individuals with disabilities. This session will focus on the report and will highlight what defines full-time work at various skill levels within the US economy. Presenters are Certified Rehabilitation Counselors and provide Vocational Expert Witness services to the Social Security Administration. With a combined 40 years of service in various industries advocating for individuals who experience barriers to competitive employment, presenters will share resources and provide opportunities for future collaboration for attendees.
Meet the Presenter:
Dr. Carrol Warren
Dr. Warren has over 20 years of experience coaching adult students as they work towards reaching their educational and career goals. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Meredith College, Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctorate of Education in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University. She is a faculty member in the Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership program at NC State University where she teaches courses on change management and evaluation. She was recently acknowledged with the 2022 Meredith College Alumnae Career Achievement Award. Carrol maintains credentials as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and provides consultation to the Social Security Administration as a Vocational Expert Witness. She has also contributed to federal grant evaluations.