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Ellice Switzer
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Ellice Switzer

Transition Associate
Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability

Overview

Ellice Switzer creates content and provides national technical assistance and training on topics related to disability and employment, and US disability policy. Her areas of focus include employer practices to support workforce disability inclusion, demand-side strategies to improve employer engagement among disability service providers, and evidence-based practices to support post-school success for youth with disabilities. Her work has included various local, state and national initiatives to support and promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities, including: the National Employer Technical Assistance Center, the Employer Practices Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, the Diversity Partners Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project, the New York State Transition Services Professional Development Support Center, and the New York State Special Education Technical Assistance Partnership for Data.

Outreach Statement

Outreach at the Yang-Tan Institute is conducted in many non-traditional formats, in multiple modalities, targeting a wide variety of audience members and stakeholders. In keeping with knowledge translation frameworks, my work emphasizes integrating the context of the adult learner with effective practices in employment and disability, and involving the learner in the creation of educational content and materials whenever possible. This “bottom up” approach to can result in impactful and sustained change, and help to move people beyond ‘understanding and remembering’, to applying information in real world workplaces and systems.

Publications

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Wendy S Strobel Gower, Hannah H Rudstam, Ellice Switzer. 2021. Elements of Effective Job Development: Environmental trands and the work of rehabilitation professionals. in Career Development, Employment and Disability in Rehabilitation. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, 2021. David R. Strauser. (239-260)
  • Matt Saleh, Thomas P Golden, Ellice Switzer. 2019. U.S. employment and disability policy framework: Competing legislative priorities, challenges and strategies.. in Employment and Disability: Issues, Innovations and Opportunities. Champaign, IL, US: Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2019. Susanne M. Bruyere. (13-33)

Professional Activities

  • Building Partnerships: Employment of People with Disabilities. Presented to NIDILRR. Oakland, CA. 2019.
  • Planning for Business Engagement: The Diversity Partners Model. Presented to NYS Commission for the Blind. New York, NY. 2019.
  • Planning for Business Engagement: The Diversity Partners Model. Presented to NIDILRR/ACL. Garden City, NY. 2019.
  • Employer Engagement & Work-Based Learning. Presented to APSE. St. Louis, MO. 2019.
  • Improving Seamless Service Integration of Job Seekers with Disabilities. Presented to Hempstead Works. Hempstead, NY. 2019.
  • Serving job seekers with disabilities in Hempstead Works: Leadership Session. Presented to Hempstead Works. Hempstead, NY. 2019.
  • Planning for Business Engagement: The Diversity Partners Model. Presented to NIDILRR/ACL. New Windsor, NY. 2019.
  • Employer Engagement & Work-Based Learning. Presented to National Technical Assistance Center on Transition. Charlotte, NC. 2019.
  • Planning for Business Engagement:The Diversity Partners Model. Presented to NYS Commission for the Blind. Rush, NY. 2019.
  • Building Business Relationships on Behalf of Job Seekers with Disabilities. Presented to Dutchess Co. Workforce Development. Middletown, NY. 2019.
  • Working Together: Employer Engagement on Behalf of Job Seekers with Disabilities. Presented to ACCES-VR. Albany, NY. 2019.