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Disability Employment

Coming together in Boston to close gaps between college grads with disabilities and in-demand jobs

Carol Glazer | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Carol Glazer

The number of college graduates with disabilities is on the rise, as is the number of diversity-conscious companies looking to hire them. Yet, of the ...

National Focus On Disability Reminds Us Of The Urgency Of Our Work

Carol Glazer | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Carol Glazer

Over a remarkable ten-day stretch, the issue of employment for Americans with disabilities suddenly found itself in the front pages of national papers and a topic of discussion among our nation's most influential philanthropies and those who seek their funding.

Fired Because of Illness

Erin Havel | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

You know the company you work for, and if you have been there long enough you have seen how it supports or does not support its employees in difficult times. There is so much you are dealing with when you are newly diagnosed, perhaps have your advocate take on some of the research responsibility. 

Observations From Below: Help Wanted Part One

Bryan Dooley | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

Someone recently asked me to detail the barriers on my employment journey. There are many laws that are supposed to ensure me non-discriminatory opportunities, but I have run into many types of barriers.

When It Comes to Disability Hiring, Measure What's Working (and What's Not)

Carol Glazer | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business
Carol Glazer

One would be hard-pressed to find a group of people more obsessed with measurement than today's Presidential candidates. Their lifeblood is polling da...

25 Years Later, People With Disabilities Push for Economic Equality

Randy Rutta | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Randy Rutta

The U.S economy received welcome news recently with a dip in the unemployment rate to the lowest level in several years. But while employer hiring is robust, it is sorely lacking for at least one demographic of Americans.

Janie Velencia

Study Shows That Americans With Disabilities Are Overcoming Workplace Barriers

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

As the Americans with Disabilities Act approaches 25 years in effect, a new study by the Kessler Foundation finds that disabled Americans are making ...

What's So Special About Special Needs?

Carol Glazer | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Carol Glazer

Like many people with intellectual disabilities, Jacob speaks with few filters, often saying the one thing in the room that everyone is thinking, but no one else dares to say.

Employing The Disabled: Focus On What They Can Do, Not What They Can't

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

As an employer of people with disabilities, I encourage and urge business owners, government leaders and people in the community to focus on job candidates' abilities, not their disabilities.