Disability/Employment News the Week of 5.22.17

Disability Benefits
Do Not Stop Men from Working

Center For American Progress-But claims that disability benefits
play a significant role in the decline of prime-age men's employment are not
well-founded. As detailed further ...

Derek
Lam on His New Project With Design for Disability

New York Magazine-Last night, Derek Lam unveiled the
fruits of his work with Design for Disability as part of a runway
show at Industria Studios featuring 18 models ...

How
families can save for disability expenses tax-free

CBS News-These special accounts allow folks to save and
invest money, and use it tax-free for disability related expenses
without jeopardizing their ...

ABLE
Accounts Can Help People With Disabilities Save Tax-Free

ConsumerReports.org-People with disabilities face
huge financial challenges and for years could not save money, or even work
part-time, without endangering their ...

Self-Advocates
Arrested At White House

Disability Scoop-Advocates with the disability-rights
group ADAPT were arrested while demonstrating outside the White House on
Monday. (Olivier ...

The
incredible ways people with disabilities customize their tech to ...

Mashable-The videos showcase users with a wide range of disability identities
and experiences — from Carlos Vasquez, a blind metal drummer, to Shane ...

6 Red
Flags to Look Out for When Interviewing

Glassdoor
Blog
 / by Emily Moore -During the interview process, we
often become hyper-focused on leaving a good impression. Resumes are updated ,
cover letters are tailored , and interviews are prepared for all with one
thought in mind: I want this job . But don’t forget that 

6 Questions You Must Ask Before Accepting an Offer

Glassdoor
Blog
 / by Jillian Kramer -You’ve come to the interview
prepared to answer the hiring manager’s questions, of course. But career
experts agree that solid interview preparation involved preparing your own set
of must-ask questions. As executive coach 

MobilityIntl
USA@MobilityINTL

Americans of Asian heritage, including w/ disabilities,
continue to contribute to US and build connections ow.ly/EtMU30b1pN9

 

Disability Employment/News for the week of 5/15/17


Seminar Shows Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Participants learned about the possibilities for people with
disabilities to find jobs in the community and the resources and supports to
help make employment in the workforce a reality.


All-Inclusive playground set to Break Ground

Variety, the Children’s Charity has completed a $475,000
campaign and is scheduled to break ground on the 9,600 square foot,
all-inclusive Variety Star Playground in Noelridge Park on May 15.


US Economy at Full Employment, economist says

The U.S. economy is back at full employment after more than
a decade, according to a leading economist.  Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said the
4.4 percent unemployment rate is good news for workers’ wages while
acknowledging that labor shortages will make it more difficult for businesses
to find qualified employees.

Disability Employment/News for the week of 5/8/17


Employment Possibilities for people with disabilities

Participants learned about the possibilities for people with
disabilities to find jobs in the community and the resources and supports to
help make employment in the workforce a reality.


Employment Decisions Based Upon Perceptions of Disability Violates the ADA

Firing an employee if you perceive that he/she is
disabled is just as violative of the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) as
if he/she actually had a disability.


Disability Insurance Awareness Month begins, quietly 

Insurers, agents and brokers started the 11th
annual Disability Insurance Awareness Month campaign today without
much ceremony.

Disability Employment/News for the week of 5/1/17

The Path to
Higher Education With an Intellectual Disability

“The point of this program is we are training them, we’re
teaching them employment skills, we’re teaching them independent skills, but
they also have the collegiate experience,” Walters said. “You know, [a student
might think], ‘My sister went to college, why can’t I?’ Well, you can. The
opportunity is here."


This App Is
Helping Businesses Get Creative With Mental Health Care

It would be easy to think that the issue of mental health
care in the United States—both the way it’s talked about and treated—has been
resolved.

Insurers are now required to
ensure equal coverage and treatment of mental health conditions and addiction.
A growing number of grassroots organizations and social media campaigns are
raising awareness about the roughly one
in five Americans
 who will be affected by a mental health
condition in their lifetime. Celebrities are speaking candidly about their own
struggles. Society is having a compassionate conversation and pushing for
legislation in a way it wasn't 20 years ago.



Special Education to Get Boost Under Budget Deal

Special education is set to see a rise in federal funding
under a bipartisan agreement to avert a government shutdown.

Grants to states under the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act will go up $90 million to reach $12 billion as part of the deal
reached over the weekend, which still must be voted on by Congress.

Disability/Employment News for the Week of 4.24.17

Disability Rights
Advocates Accuse Washington Post Of ...

Huffington Post-WASHINGTON ― Disability rights
advocates and a leading Democratic think tank are livid at The Washington Post
over a March 30 front-page ...

Easterseals' Disability Film
Challenge Aims to Help an Overlooked ...

Variety-More than 56 million people in the U.S. live with
some sort of disability. And while this demographic amounts to nearly 20%
of the country's ...

Missouri
to launch new disability savings accounts program

KSHB-It will allow people with disabilities or
their families to open tax-exempt savings accounts to pay for related expenses.
The savings wouldn't ...

Cynthia
Dill: Too many are being strangled by the disability 'safety net'

Press Herald-Often the push moves them from state and
locally administered welfare to Social Security disability, and the people
who get pushed are usually ...

Justice
Department Disability Demands Raise Serious Free Speech ...

Competitive Enterprise Institute (blog)-The Americans
with Disabilities Act says that services do not have to made
accessible to the disabled if doing so would impose an “undue ...

With
New Season, Down Syndrome Reality Show Broadens Focus

Disability Scoop-The third season of A&E Network's
"Born This Way" will begin May 16. (Miller Mobley/A&E Network).
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn ...

15 Careers with Millions of Openings on LinkedIn

1Evil HR Lady -Do
you need a new job ? Can’t take one more day with your horrible boss and whiny
co-workers , but you can’t find a single job available? Well, you’re not
looking at the right thing. If you’re working in one of these fields, there’s
definitely something available for you. If you aren’t in these fields and are

Abilities
United@AbilitiesUnited

Steve Silberman's 2015 TED Talk on "The Forgotten
History of Autism". buff.ly/2pxmbTa

Penn
Career Services@PennCareerServ

How to prepare for your next interview: bit.ly/1D5ARYl

Penn
Career Services@PennCareerServ

37 mins ago

CS Radio – Episode 42: “Introducing Handshake” ulife.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices…