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Current CIP Employment Updates

Community Involvement Programs has some cool employment-related updates! Historically, the rate of people with disabilities working in fair-waged, community-based jobs has hovered around 20% for the state of Minnesota and nationally, as well. 199 more words

Success Stories

"Study: 80 percent of adults with serious mental illness out of work"

Article Link

This July 10, 2014 article on the UPI Health News website talks about a recent study that found that 80% of adults with serious mental illnesses are unemployed despite a sizable number of them stating they want to work.  59 more words

Mental Health

Supported Employment

Check out this article. It is the first in a series being done by USA Today. This article highlights the need for more funding in order to make supported employment effective.

Ben Overby

Defining Personal Identity Through Employment

When meeting new people, one of the first questions we typically ask each other is “What do you do?” And generally the person will answer that they are a teacher, an accountant, or some other field of work. 323 more words

Comics, Collectibles, and Community Commitment

Meet Jay, a Richfield resident who works at Hot Comics and Collectibles, the self-proclaimed “Best comic book shop in all of Minnesota!” Hot Comics has two locations in the Twin Cities (New Hope & Richfield), with Jay working at the Richfield store for over a year a half. 313 more words

Features

APD Presentation Schedule for Family Café

Family Cafe kicks off at the Orlando Hilton on June 6, and we hope that you and your family is able to attend.  The Agency for Persons with Disabilities will be conducting several presentations on June 6 and 7.   224 more words

Employer Survey in Rural Yukon

Some highlights from a survey of employers in the rural communities in the Yukon conducted by the Yukon Council on disABILITY:

  • Every employer with experience employing people with disabilities indicated willingness to repeat that experience; in almost all cases, the employers reported that the accommodations required to enable people with disabilities to work in their organization were not at all that onerous.
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