28 Years of the ADA: Jobs for All Americans

Body:  blog-20180726-ADA.png   This Administration is committed to ensuring all Americans can access good, family-sustaining jobs. As we pursue this goal, it is important to reflect on policy that significantly expanded the opportunity to work for millions of Americans. This...

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The Workforce Recruitment Program: Where Success Comes Full Circle

Body:   Lauren Karas (center front) poses with colleagues at the USBLN 2016 annual conference. During my junior year at Elon University, I was searching for a summer internship in the District of Columbia, reviewing  job openings, and pursuing  numerous leads when...

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World AIDS Day: Increasing Impact

Body:  blog-20171130-WorldAIDSDay.jpg   Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, an annual opportunity for people across the globe to celebrate our successes in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and reflect on the work that remains. It’s also a time to support people...

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Apprenticeship and the American Dream

Body:  Click here for a video featuring Derek Schwartz. Today there are more than 6 million job openings in the United States, and more than 500,000 people with disabilities are seeking jobs. What this tells us is that job creators are...

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The ADA at 27: Strengthening the American Workforce

Body:  President Bush signs the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990.   Wednesday marked the 27th anniversary of a milestone in our nation’s history − the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Signed by President George H.W. Bush, this...

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Mental Health at Work

Body:    blog-20170518-mentalhealth.jpg   As a person with bipolar disorder, mental illness feels like a balancing act. In order to stay healthy, I have to be sure to take my meds, get enough sleep, and stay attuned to my mood....

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All About Skills: Tapping the Power of Neurodiversity

Body:  blog-20170426-brain.jpg   Neurodiversity. It’s a term that’s increasingly familiar to those in the workforce diversity and inclusion sphere, and for good reason. It’s about the strategic integration of people with neurological disabilities into all workplaces, and its practice can...

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History-Shaping Skills

Body:  Curtis Pride on inclusive hiring in Major League Baseball, via Vimeo.   I love this time of year, when we count down to warmer weather and all the quintessential signs of spring. It’s also the time we celebrate Deaf...

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