Tag Archives: 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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  … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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). … Continue reading

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