Tag: Employment

Supporting Families of Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth. NCWD/Youth works to ensure that transition age youth are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings to gain education, employment and independent … Continue reading Supporting Families of Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education

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Dear Hiring Manager: All the Disability-Related Skills I Can’t Put on My Resume

Not all of the students collegiate disability service providers work with will be as gutsy, or articulate about their disability as Sarah Blahovec, but they can learn something from her. Sarah was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at age 15. She graduated from college summa cum laude and has had difficulty finding a job. As an … Continue reading Dear Hiring Manager: All the Disability-Related Skills I Can’t Put on My Resume

One of the Hardest Things in America is for a Person with a Disability to Get a Job

The job numbers for the disabled haven’t budged much since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Despite federal efforts to increase employment of the disabled, long-standing prejudicial attitudes need to be addressed to boost jobs, according  Jeff Rosen of the National Council on Disability’s Jeff Rosen. Not much progress in last … Continue reading One of the Hardest Things in America is for a Person with a Disability to Get a Job

Census: Workers with Disabilities Have Significant Income Gap

The income gap for workers with disabilities is significant as shown by these Census Bureau figures. People with disabilities are three times less likely to be employed and, when they are working, they’re earning 75 cents for each dollar others are paid. Between 2008 and 2010, individuals with disabilities accounted for 6 percent of the … Continue reading Census: Workers with Disabilities Have Significant Income Gap

Veteran’s Guide to Employment Rights Under the ADA Now Available

The Southeast ADA Center and its Kentucky Affiliate, MLM Associates, have created an employment rights guide for veterans with disabilities. The guide includes practical information to help veterans with disabilities understand their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA assures that all people have the same opportunities and rights. The “Know Your … Continue reading Veteran’s Guide to Employment Rights Under the ADA Now Available