While endorsement deals are one in a million for most professional athletes, very few Olympians swap sport for the sartorial. Continue reading From Special Olympian To High Fashion Model, Chelsea Werner Defies All Down Syndrome Stereotypes
Mabu is a small robot that talks to patients and helps them remember their medicine and monitors their health. Continue reading This little robot helps care for people with chronic conditions
As we celebrate Black History Month, which takes place every February, RespectAbility recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of African-Americans to the United States. It is important to note this includes more than 5.6 million African-Americans living with a disability in the U.S., 3.4 million of which are working-age African-Americans with disabilities. Continue reading Highlighting African-Americans with Disabilities in Honor of Black History Month
Aquatica Orlando — SeaWorld’s water park — has put staff through training and added more resources for visitors to become an official certified autism center, the company said Tuesday. Continue reading SeaWorld’s Orlando water park now is a certified autism center
By Rebecca Hansen, Ed.D.
Meet Jeff Staley. Jeff is from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and is currently studying computer and information technology at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Continue reading Turning the Tassel—Helping people with autism spectrum disorder earn a college degree and be prepared to enter a competitive workforce
You know enough to regularly update you resume—so if you find a job posting you’re interested in, you’re halfway through the application process. Continue reading How to Write an Impressive Cover Letter From Scratch in 30 Minutes
Only you truly know the unique triumphs and travails of living in your own head. If you experience ongoing depression, anxiety or other symptoms, “Seeking professional help as early as possible, rather than waiting, can be critical,” says Dr. Robert Klitzman, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City. Continue reading 11 Simple, Proven Ways to Optimize Your Mental Health
By: Ted Kennedy Jr.
Microsoft, Bank of America and CVS are just a few big companies that profit from their proactive employment practices. Continue reading Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good Business
In 2018, nearly 20,000 veterans and military family members received support through Easterseals through an extensive list of programs, including; advocacy and education and employment programs and job training. Continue reading Easterseals serves 20,000 vets and their families in 2018
Pegi Young, a late-blossoming folk-rock musician who was a founder of a school for children with severe physical and speech impairments, like her son from her marriage to the singer-songwriter Neil Young, a performer at its many star-studded benefit concerts, died on Tuesday in Mountain View, Calif. She was 66. Continue reading Pegi Young, 66, Musician Who Started a School for Disabled, Dies