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LEAD Center Launches New Website Features, Blog with Guest Post from Kathy Martinez, U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy

LEAD Center LogoThe LEAD Center took its dedication to conversation and collaboration to the next level with the recent launch of its new blog and other website features.

The new LEAD Center blog is a centerpiece of the website, featuring guest blogs from national thought leaders spotlighting innovations in the LEAD Center’s core focus areas of employment, policy and economic advancement for all people with disabilities.  Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy kicked off the conversation with an inaugural blog about her thoughts on work, disability employment policy and the importance of forums like the LEAD Center blog to share creative ideas and strategies.

Users can subscribe to the LEAD Center blog, post comments and submit requests to be guest bloggers. The LEAD Center looks forward to this new blog being a forum to share knowledge and innovation, spur conversation and help propel systems change.

In addition to the blog, the LEAD Center also launched a tool to submit calendar items for consideration. A newsfeed was also added to the news section, featuring the latest articles from the media focusing on employment, economic advancement and policy issues for people with disabilities. Users can also subscribe to the LEAD Center newsfeed to receive up-to-the-minute updates.

Please visit the LEAD Center website to see these new features for yourself. Any questions or feedback? Please contact the LEAD Center at

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