Nov 072017

… more than 66 million Americans will see a 2.0 percent increase in their Social Security and SSI benefits in 2018. …

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Author:  Publication: Social Security blog  Date: 10-13-2017 

Aug 172016

“In college, students are bombarded with increasing responsibility, which would make any neuro-typical person feel overwhelmed, let alone students who are on the Autism Spectrum. Part of this responsibility is to find a job.”

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Author: Max Granitz Publication: Friendship Circle   Date: 08-01-2016 

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Jul 172016

Social Security hosts Virtual Job Fairs as opportunities for Ticket to Work program participants to meet and engage with employers and federal contractors looking to hire individuals with disabilities.

Next Virtual Job Fair
Social Security’s National Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair
Date: August 24, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Learn More About This Job Fair 

Publication: Ticket to Work Program

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Apr 252016

If you’re the parent of someone living with a disability, you know better than anyone the wonderful skills your child can offer the world.

But it’s not always easy to communicate those abilities to potential employers, particularly when your son or daughter is taking his or her first steps into the working world.

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Author: Chuck Blossom Publication:  Friendship Circle


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Mar 262016

Charter schools are suspending students with disabilities at higher rates than typically-developing children and in numbers that outpace traditional public schools, a first-of-its-kind report indicates.

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Author: Shaun Heasley Publication: Disability Scoop Date: 3-25-16

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Mar 142016

Needed: Human service professionals to fill a national shortage

Register today for a 7 p.m. Eastern time March 15 informational webinar about our online programs in special education and chat live with an advisor.

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Publication: Ball State University

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Aug 182015

Public speaker and consultation counsellor Spann Cordle speaks to Disability Horizons about his impressive education and career and how he aims to help others with disabilities realise their potential.


View Full Article: Disability and employment: how to play the cards you have been dealt | Disability Horizons

Author: Zubee Kibria  Publication: Disability Horizons Date: 08-03-2015

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Jan 052015

Disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, or the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because she has a disability.

Disability discrimination also occurs when…

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Publication: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  Date: 2015

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Sep 302014

WASHINGTONSept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Capping a two-year advocacy campaign led by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), today President Barack Obama signed the MD-CARE Act Amendments of 2014 into law, providing a significant victory to the Duchenne and broader muscular dystrophy communities.

The law makes a number of important updates to the original Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education (MD-CARE Act) of 2001 and its 2008 amendment to ensure the landmark law keeps pace with the scientific, clinical, and care needs of today’s patients and families.

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       Publication: PR Newswire    Date: 9-26-14

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