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Field Notes: Dwight's At Work, So You Can Play

If you’ve set foot in Marymoor Park, you have experienced Dwight’s handiwork.

Dwight is a member of your Marymoor Park staff, who are tasked with keeping that massive park clean, safe and open for everyone to enjoy. 116 more words

200 Parks

Q&A with Goodwill Partner Cheryl Osborn of Casco Contractors

We recently had the opportunity to connect with Cheryl Osborne, owner of Casco Contractors, Inc. in Irvine, one of the amazing community partners that supports Goodwill of Orange County’s mission through the em… 512 more words

Goodwill Of Orange County

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