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M>PWR DC convened 120 employers, service providers, and national leaders to brainstorm ideas on how to effectively empower youth with disabilities to improve employment outcomes.

M>PWR DC Event Details

Date: February 24-25, 2016
Location: Gallaudet University

Participating Organizations

  • 2gether International
  • American Association of People with Disabilities
  • Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst!
  • Association of University Centers on Disability
  • Arc of the United States
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • BAE Systems, Inc,
  • Center for Disability Rights
  • Disability Inclusion Solutions
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • EY
  • Gallaudet University
  • Girl Scouts of the Nations Capital
  • Greater Washington Internship Coalition
  • I am Norm Campaign
  • Imagination Stage
  • Institute for Educational Leadership
  • International Foundation for Electoral Solutions
  • Ivymount
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Marriott International
  • Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities
  • Massachusetts Developmental Disability Council
  • Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Automotove America, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
  • Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.
  • National Council on Independent Living
  • National Disability Mentroing Coalition
  • National Youth Employment Coalition
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Partners for Youth with Disabilities
  • Project SEARCH
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • The HSC Foundation
  • The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • The White House
  • Tilson & Diaz Solutions, Inc.
  • University of New Hampshire-Institute on Disability
  • University of Pittsburgh-Human Engineering Research Laboratories
  • University of Washington-DO-IT Center
  • U.S. Business Leadership Network
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services-Administration for Community Living
  • U.S. Department of Labor-Office of Disability Employment Policy
  • U.S. Department of Labor-Office of Federal Contract Compliance
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. International Council on Disabilities
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Youth Transitions Collaborative

Strategy Recommendations

Participants in the M>PWR DC Summit suggested a number of strategies schools, service providers and employers might use to empower youth with disabilities to help them successfully transition from school to work.

Download the M>PWR DC Report to learn more:

M>PWR DC Report 

Download the M>PWR Checklist for Employers, Youth and Service Providers:

M>PWR Checklist


Learn about some of the successful strategies to empower youth the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation has supported over the years.

Success Stories

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