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World Diversity Leadership Summit Kicks Off

October 15th, 2010

The World Diversity Leadership Summit, a conference focused on U.S. and global diversity issues, was held at Harvard Medical School in Boston from September 13-14. This well-attended conference gave participants the chance to discuss the complex challenges and opportunities related to U.S. and international diversity management.
Hire Disability Solutions’ founder and chief executive officer Jeff Klare [...]

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Disability Mentoring Day 2010 Kicks Off

October 14th, 2010

One of the highlights of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is Disability Mentoring Day, which kicks off on the third Wednesday of every October at thousands of companies in the U.S. and beyond.
Congress, with support from the American Association of People with Disabilities, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration, recognizes [...]

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Why You Should Hire Workers with Disabilities

August 30th, 2010

In its first detailed report on the employment landscape for the 27 million working-age Americans with disabilities, the Labor Department says the unemployment rate is still higher for this group. The numbers are not surprising. In 2009, the average unemployment rate for disabled workers was 14.5%, vs. 9% for those without disabilities.
Persons with a [...]

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Providing Interpreters to Deaf Employees

August 30th, 2010

A federal appeals court recently overturned a district court’s decision against a deaf UPS employee. The employee is fluent in American Sign Language, a visual, three-dimensional, non-linear language that has different grammar and syntax differ from English and other spoken languages. He claimed UPS did not provide him with sign language interpreters for certain weekly [...]

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Tips for Job Seekers with Disabilities

August 30th, 2010

Whether you are a newly minted college graduate or returning to work after an extended absence, the challenges of a job search can be daunting. You want to find the position that best meets your needs and the needs of the employer, too. You must be qualified and able to sell yourself as the [...]

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Returning To Work After Disability

July 15th, 2010

Rosalind Joffe is a co-author of Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working, Girlfriend! and the founder of cicoach.com, a career-coaching practice that helps people with chronic illnesses develop workplace skills. She helps her clients return to the workforce after an extended absence and assists them in the process of succeeding in their careers.
Joffe emphasizes [...]

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CAAID Honors Individuals Embracing Inclusion

July 15th, 2010

Hire Disability Solutions recently celebrated the achievements of individuals with disabilities in June at the first annual Corporate Achievers Award for Individuals with Disabilities (CAAID). The event, held in May at New York City’s Roosevelt Hotel, honored corporations and individuals who have embraced Inclusion and who have eliminated barriers that the disability community has faced. [...]

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Assistive Tech Helps Soften A Harsh Job Market

July 15th, 2010

This is a question often asked: Does the shaky economy make it harder for people with disabilities to find a job? Undoubtedly, yes. The job marketplace is more competitive, and frankly, it’s easier for an employer to hire someone who doesn’t need an accommodation.
Though the American with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination of the disabled, it [...]

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Eric Duquette, a Salutatorian Who Has Autism, Rocks Graduation Speech

June 23rd, 2010

http://www.gnn.com/article/eric-duquette-a-salutatorian-who-has/1124477

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A Life Without Limits

June 4th, 2010

A Post from the Journal for UCP Affiliates

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