Passionate. Idea Oriented. Out of the Box Thinkers that get results. Social Dynamics’s reseasrchers have many years of experience conducting research on key policy issues all of which is related to people with disabilities.
Disability Policy and Practice
Social Dynamics focuses on disability policy and practice. We collaborate with partners to translate our findings to improve programs, hone service delivery strategies & measure the efficacy of new approaches.
Social Dynamics addresses the education, employment and socialization interests of people with disabilities. We have staff with extensive experience in the development and implementation of national training, technical assistance (T/TA) and systems. Our team’s state, national, and international projects focus upon increasing opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities and those that are experiencing significant return to work barriers, including TANF recipients and people who are homeless. Our experience includes working with federal and state agencies, schools, colleges and non-profit organizations. Social Dynamics services have been used by The United States Department of Labor, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Health Resources and Services Administrative, State Vocational Rehabilitation and workforce development agencies, including American Job Centers, the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Employment and Training Administration. Our 22 years of experience provides us with a unique perspective on effective, sustainable methods that provide services and systems.
Social Dynamics also develops and delivers training curricula in multi-modal formats including direct skills training in group sessions; on-line Communities of Practice; Webinars and on-line discussion forums; supplemented by guidebooks and topic-specific training tools and follow-along support. Training topics have included, but have not been limited to: entrepreneurship and self-employment for veterans and others;workforce flexibility for job seekers with disabilities, employer engagement, employment retention, customized employment and its components, supported, integrated employment evidence-based practices, aging into disability, workplace flexibility, workforce investment system programs and services, and the components of Ticket to Work (TTW) and its implementation in the American Job Centers (AJCs).
Subject Matter Experts
Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are located across the country as well as in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, making us ideally qualified to deploy staff in support of national as well as regional projects for federal, state, and county agencies, commercial businesses, and private nonprofit organizations.
Communications and Logistics (508)
Our team is known for detailed pre-event and post-event (follow-up) services. Our professional staff meets with clients on an as needed basis prior to the event to discuss client requirements. Social Dynamics’ logistics team arrives and prepares early to familiarize ourselves with all aspects of the project and location to ensure that our logistics professionals are on-call throughout the event period. Social Dynamics focuses on cost and value, accessibility, access to transportation, 508 compliant audiovisual and technology requirements, and the quality of the venue itself. Social Dynamics partners with Travel Partners to assist in booking travel arrangements.
Our services include Assistive Technology (AT) and 508 Compliant event logistics for school systems, colleges and businesses. Analytical projects that provide answers to key questions regarding the impact of AT on family dynamics, employment and workforce development systems.
Research and Development Focused on People with Disabilities
Social Dynamics has used analysis of multiple responders on numerous studies in the broad areas of disability and work. These include: families, youth and students. In the education field we evaluate school reform. In the areas of Disability and Workforce Development, we measure the effectiveness of Federal and state agency projects using and identify process indicators, including program inputs/resources versus program outputs/outcomes across multiple domains and respondent categories.