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Best Buddies CA Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Dear Friend;

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, or #NDEAM, as you may have seen trending on social media platforms. October 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of this campaign, which raises critical awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates America’s workers with disabilities. 851 more words

Developmental Disabilities

(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Sheltered Workshops: Part 2 of 2

Last Sunday, I posted Part 1 of “(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Sheltered Workshops”. In it, we discussed why good people end up running bad services, how sub-minimum wage works, the problems with the sheltered workshop business model and how the National Council on Disability got involved in this issue. 5,795 more words

Disability Rights

(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Sheltered Workshops (Part 1 of 2)

This was originally going to be one very, very long post. It has since been suggested to me that you may not want to spend your Sunday morning reading 7,000 words on sheltered workshops and disability employment policy. 3,781 more words

Disability Rights

Mae's Job Training at Agnes Scott

Mae works in the cafeteria at Agnes Scott College once a week through a job training program at her high school. Over 80% of adults with intellectual disabilities are not employed. 198 more words

Real Stories Real People

Eugene’s Story: A Job to Look Forward To Every Single Day

Eugene H. has always been independent by nature. Born with a developmental disability, he never allowed it to stop him from accomplishing his personal and professional goals. 420 more words

Goodwill Of Orange County

ADRS partners with Mental Health to start IPS Supported Employment

VRS and the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) are partnering to enhance employment services for people with serious mental illnesses.

ADMH was recently awarded a five-year grant through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop and implement the first individual and placement support (IPS) supported employment model for the state. 339 more words


Community Hubs - Beacons of Hope & Support

What I learnt in a year working from a community hub and how I discovered that choosing your working environment can change the shape of our society… 4,298 more words

Positive News Reporting