“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.”
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
Publication: Ticket to Work Program
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
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
Model Jillian Mercado was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age, built a fan base as a blogger and later signed a modeling contract.
Publication: MSN.com Date: 3-18-15
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.
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…
WASHINGTON, Sept. 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.
Publication: PR Newswire Date: 9-26-14
THE temporarily able-bodied, or TABs. That’s what disability activists call those who are not physically or mentally impaired. And they like to remind them that disability is a porous state; anyone can enter or leave at any time. Live long enough and you will almost certainly enter it. … Entire Article