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By Heather Nezich, courtesy of SBAM Approved Partner ASE
Anthem announced its partnership with Mind Shift, a company that helps businesses employ the strengths of people on the autism spectrum. They plan to recruit and hire autistic individuals for jobs in health care analytics. For adults on the spectrum, finding quality employment is very difficult. More and more companies are creating programs to provide satisfying employment to this growing population.
Continue reading More Companies Hiring Employees with Autism
By Mark Perriello
It’s important to remember that hiring Americans with disabilities should be no more difficult or risky than hiring anybody else. While we are not a monolithic group, there are certainly qualified, hardworking and dedicated individuals with disabilities who are ready, willing, and able to work.
Continue reading Leveling the Playing Field for People with Disabilities
University of Oklahoma sophomore Ricarda Urso, 20, keeps her calendar filled.There’s the volunteer work, including serving as a mentor for Young Life ministries, and working at least 20 hours a week at Taco Bell. And then there’s the full class load at OU, where she’s a pre-med major. Ricarda admits the full schedule can be a bit much.
The National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD, Coalición Nacional para Latinxs con Discapacidades) will be having their 2nd annual conference, Tearing Down Walls, Building Bridges: The Disabled Latinx Movement at the Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley, California, June 16-17, 2017. StoryCorps will be recording oral histories with some of the participants on June 15 as part of the Disability Visibility Project™. I am giddy at the thought of all these new stories for our online archive!! Continue reading Disabled Latinx Familia: Interview with Lisette Torres-Gerald
For most differently able people, air travel is more accessible than ever before. The air travel industry has come a long way from its dark ages, when people with physical limitations simply could not fly.
For many with disabilities, the thought of starting your own business is both exciting and scary. Small business ownership is difficult for anyone, and the special challenges that come with having a disability can make it even tougher.
Continue reading What People with Disabilities Should Consider Before Starting Their Own Business
If you have a learning disability or attention disorder, adjusting to the academic demands of law school may be intimidating. Whether you are applying to law school now or are preparing for your 1L year, it is important to know your rights. Continue reading Learn How to Navigate Learning Disabilities in Law School
Event highlights group’s achievements in making golf a reality for people with special needs Continue reading Freedom Golf Association Hosts Annual Golf Outing at Cog Hill
For the millions of Americans experiencing dysphagia — the medical term for having difficulty swallowing or chewing — finding food that is equally nutritious, flavorful, and easy to eat can often seem impossible. Continue reading A New Type of Cookbook Focuses on Celebrating Good Food for All