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Disabled Tap Dancer Is About To Make You Look At Life In Perspective

Disabled Tap Dancer Is About To Make You Look At Life In Perspective | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Evan Ruggiero lost his right leg to bone cancer in 2010. He'd been studying musical theatre -- singing, acting, and tap-dancing -- at Montclair State University in New Jersey when he had to have it amputated.
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A person with a disability is still capable.

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Disability No Barrier In Quest For Super Bowl - Disability Scoop

Disability No Barrier In Quest For Super Bowl - Disability Scoop | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Once "picked on and picked last" as a result of his hearing impairment, Derrick Coleman of the Seattle Seahawks is now playing for a chance to compete in the Super Bowl.
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Proof that a disability does not have to hold you back! "They told me it was over. But I've been deaf since I was three, so I didn't listen."

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How to Make Your Events Easier for Attendees with Disabilities | International Meetings Review

How to Make Your Events Easier for Attendees with Disabilities | International Meetings Review | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Conferences and large-scale events can prove especially challenging for attendees with disabilities, whether the disability is obvious or hidden, permanent or temporary.
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This time of year employers are hosting holiday parties, recognition dinners, and work events. This means employers need to be more aware of their employees with disabilities. This article helps prepare for events and recognize inclusion.

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Interesting World Facts and Statistics - Disability Videos - Disabled World

Interesting World Facts and Statistics - Disability Videos - Disabled World | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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This world clock really brings things into perspective.

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From Dyslexia to CEO: How my learning disabilities taught me to be a successful entrepreneur

From Dyslexia to CEO: How my learning disabilities taught me to be a successful entrepreneur | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Brett Kopf is the CEO and co-founder of Remind 101, a communications solution for teachers, students, and parents.




Virgin, Apple, Ikea, Tommy Hilfiger, HP are all companies ...
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This is a great example of how a disability does not define or limit what you can and cannot do.

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History of National Disability Employment Awareness Month

History of National Disability Employment Awareness Month | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month began in 1945 with the passing of "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week" (In 1947 President Truman established what we now know at National Employment Disability Month.
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Miss Amazing pageant puts girls with disabilities first - Today.com

Miss Amazing pageant puts girls with disabilities first - Today.com | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Miss Amazing pageant puts girls with disabilities first
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Video: At the first-ever national beauty pageant in Omaha, Nebraska, contestants with disabilities gathered from around the country to perform, compete and touch people's hearts.
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Every girl deserves to feel amazing, regardless of the abilities they may or may not have.

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Four ways councils can help learning disabled people into employment

Four ways councils can help learning disabled people into employment | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Only 6% of people with learning disabilities have paid work, but, say Jimmy Flynn and Celestin Okoroji, councils can help them with initiatives such as work trials and job shares (RT @aball_localgov: Four ways councils can help learning disabled people...
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State task force working to boost hiring people with disabilities - Rapid City Journal

State task force working to boost hiring people with disabilities - Rapid City Journal | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
State task force working to boost hiring people with disabilities Rapid City Journal PIERRE | South Dakota adults with disabilities were somewhat more likely to be employed than the national averages for their types of disabilities, according to...
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Training opens doors for those with developmental disabilities - Tampabay.com

Training opens doors for those with developmental disabilities - Tampabay.com | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
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Training opens doors for those with developmental disabilities
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He never stopped thinking about Pete, a student with developmental disabilities, getting pelted in snowball fights on the way home from school.
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People with disabilities can and want to be a working member of society. Giving them the opportunity does more than just give them a job. It gives them a sense of self-reliance.

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A workforce often overlooked - The Northwest Florida Daily News

A workforce often overlooked - The Northwest Florida Daily News | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
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A workforce often overlooked
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A workforce often overlooked. Horizons. Ben Jones checks on customers at Captain D's in Fort Walton Beach.
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New Report Highlights Need for More Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities - Disability.gov

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) has released its 2013 Compendium on Disability Statistics. The report shows that people with disabilities are still much less likely to have jobs than people who don’t have disabilities.
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Statistics are in... Only about 33 percent of people with disabilities are employed, compared to nearly 74 percent of people without disabilities. Let's change this number!

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Coming 'Out' As Disabled: 10 Reasons You Should Embrace Your Disability

Coming 'Out' As Disabled: 10 Reasons You Should Embrace Your Disability | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
RT @rampyourmind: Coming ‘Out’ As Disabled: 10 Reasons You Should Embrace Your Disability http://t.co/B2Eh9ApHpc
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What great insight! Not only is it freeing, but it can create self confidence.

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Challenge Unlimited president marks 40 years - The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Challenge Unlimited president marks 40 years - The Edwardsville Intelligencer | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Challenge Unlimited president marks 40 years
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Moehn started at Challenge Unlimited as the head of Professional Services. Upon his fourth year with the organization, he became President and CEO.
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So proud to be a part of this organization. The dedication of the employees really speaks for itself when you look at the years of service they have provided to those with disabilities.

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Rodgers sings, surprises young musician with disabilities in new video

Rodgers sings, surprises young musician with disabilities in new video | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is known for not only his MVP-caliber play, but his commercial endeavors and his difference-making efforts for charity.
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This makes me smile for so many reasons! I am a Packers fan, an Aaron Rodgers fan, and I work with individuals with disabilities. Way to go @aaronrodgers12 #packers 

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Disabled Tap Dancer Is About To Make You Look At Life In Perspective

Disabled Tap Dancer Is About To Make You Look At Life In Perspective | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Evan Ruggiero lost his right leg to bone cancer in 2010. He'd been studying musical theatre -- singing, acting, and tap-dancing -- at Montclair State University in New Jersey when he had to have it amputated.
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A person with a disability is still capable.

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Federal rule pushes companies to hire disabled - Columbus Dispatch

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Federal rule pushes companies to hire disabled
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Thousands of adults with Down syndrome, autism and other developmental disabilities work in Ohio at jobs that pay less money than a teen-age babysitter earns.
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At Challenge Unlimited, Inc., we are prepared to help companies find the employees they can rely on.

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New Federal Rule Aims To Boost Disability Employment - Disability Scoop

New Federal Rule Aims To Boost Disability Employment - Disability Scoop | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
MiamiHerald.com New Federal Rule Aims To Boost Disability Employment Disability Scoop The Obama administration is pressing forward with a plan to urge companies doing business with the federal government to dramatically increase the number of...
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Employers recognized for supporting workers with disabilities - Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Employers recognized for supporting workers with disabilities - Sioux Falls Argus Leader | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Employers recognized for supporting workers with disabilities Sioux Falls Argus Leader Dennis Daugaard will recognize two employers from Sioux Falls as part of a statewide recognition ceremony next month honoring employers for contributions to the...
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Bottom line, disabled people might be better employees

Bottom line, disabled people might be better employees | Disabilities in the Workforce | Scoop.it
Walgreens and now a report by the National Governors Association show businesses can benefit by seeing disabled workers not as charity cases but employees with uncommon qualities that can enhance profits.
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Governors push to help disabled find jobs - San Francisco Chronicle

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Governors push to help disabled find jobs
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The goal in trying to integrate the disabled into the workforce is to improve their quality of life and boost businesses' bottom lines.
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