As a writer and researcher, Dr. Mank has an extensive background in the education and employment for persons with disabilities. He has authored or coauthored dozens of articles and book chapters. His interests also include transition from school to work and community living.
Mank is a member of the editorial boards of the Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (TASH), the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Disability Policy Studies. He is Associate Editor for the journal, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
He is Past President of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. He was a founding board member of APSE, Association of People Supporting Employment First. He is a member of the Board of the Arc of Indiana. He has received the Franklin Smith Award for National Distinguished Service from The Arc of the United States, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from National APSE.
In January 2015, Mank was appointed by the U. S. Secretary of Labor to the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, which was created in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. He was subsequently elected Chair of the Committee, which delivered its Final Report and Recommendations to the Secretary of Labor and Congress in September 2016.
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