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Disability Program Navigator


Between 2002 and 2010, the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative was jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration and the Social Security Administration to better inform SSI/SSDI beneficiaries and other people with disabilities about the work support programs available at American Job Centers (also known as One-Stop Career Centers). The initiative sought to expand the capacity of the public workforce system to effectively serve and accommodate a more diversified population of job seekers. Over the course of the initiative, the DPN promoted the career advancement and self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities and others facing barriers to employment.


          Disability Program Navigator Round 1 (2002-2010)

          Disability Program Navigator Round 2 (2005-2010)

          Disability Program Navigator Round 3 (2007-2010)


Disability Program Navigator Evaluations

DPN Initiative Fourteen State Evaluation Telephone Survey Preliminary Analysis April 2005
This report was the preliminary analysis of the DPN Telephone Survey. The telephone survey was one component of the 14 State Evaluation of the DPN program.

DPN Project; Prospects for Systems Change - 2005 Four-State Study: National Overview Report December 2006
Between February and July 2005, evaluators interviewed 117 people in four states about their experiences for the implementation phase of the DPN Initiative.

Evaluation Report on the Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Being Served by the One-Stops in Four DPN States
This report is the result of a quantitative evaluation of the DPN initiative and the use of One-Stop Career Centers by Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance beneficiaries.

DPN Initiative Summary Trend Analysis - 2005
This document reports the findings from Navigator Quarterly Reports submitted for January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005.

DPN Initiative Summary Trend Analysis - 2006
This document reports the findings from Navigator Quarterly Reports submitted for January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

DPN Initiative Summary Trend Analysis - 2007
This document reports the findings from Round 1 and 2 Navigator Quarterly Reports submitted for January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007.