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Suzanne Robitaille
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Suzanne Robitaille is the founder of abledbody.com and a disability market communications firm abledbody & co. She is the author of The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technologies & Devices.

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Why JetBlue Started an Autism Travel Program

(1) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 7:33 AM

Christina Mendez and her 16-year-old son Damian drove to John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, New York on Saturday afternoon. But they didn't go anywhere. Mendez was helping Damian, who has autism, get acquainted with flying. He's never been on an airplane.

Damian and his mother practiced checking in, walking...

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The 7 Percent Wake Up Call

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 6:45 PM

Let's call it what it is: An aspirational quota of sorts. The Department of Labor's long-anticipated final ruling is in, and will require nearly 250,000 U.S. businesses to work towards a goal that 7 percent of their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities.

The rule refreshes Section 503...

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