Archive for October, 2012

October 31st, 2012

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Halloween Fun for People With Disabilities

The fact that the end of National Disability Employment Awareness Month coincides with Halloween provides an annual built-in excuse for organizations that provide services to people with disabilities to hold benefits using the holiday theme. Over the years, these become massive gatherings that serve an ulterior purpose of advancing inclusion of these individuals into the [...]

October 30th, 2012

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NDEAM Mentoring Days Make Life Matter for People With Disabilities

An aspect of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) we have not focused on is job mentoring for young people. But just like with any other teenager, the chance to talk with people who are in the workforce gives these individuals exposure to the types of careers that may be available to them after school. [...]

October 29th, 2012

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Job Success for People With Disabilities Spelled Out for Pennsylvania Employers

Just a few days left in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and communities really seem to be seizing this opportunity to put a spotlight on their employees who have disabilities in hopes of spurring other businesses to follow their practice and focus on what skills a person brings to the job. Jason Cato’s article for [...]

October 26th, 2012

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Friday News Roundup: People With Disabilities and Electoral Politics

Election coverage is certain to dominate the news cycle as we enter the stretch run of the U.S. presidential campaign and all the other congressional and gubernatorial races across the country. The Web is a pollster’s dream, enabling media stories to be sliced and diced in ways that can made appealing to any specific demographic [...]

October 25th, 2012

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Coulter Tweet Should Be a Wake-Up Call for People With Disabilities to Vote

I’d like nothing more than to just ignore Ann Coulter. She seems to have found the magic formula for monetizing outrage in a way that no doubt makes all other talking heads envious, regardless of their partisan leanings. Even during a week where yet another male politician is in hot water for making stupid comments [...]

October 24th, 2012

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Presidential Candidates Discuss Outsourcing to Americans in Context of Foreign Policy

Historically, foreign policy topics in presidential debates revolve around questions about which candidate would better support our allies and act tougher toward our enemies. But in the 21st century, any discussion of international relations has to incorporate the impact of the global economy. So once Republican nominee Mitt Romney answered one of moderator Bob Schieffer’s [...]

October 23rd, 2012

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Candidates in Massachusetts Senate Race Offer Little to People With Disabilities

When the national elections are held just two weeks from today, it’s a safe bet that network coverage will spend a fair amount of time looking at the Massachusetts race for the U.S. Senate. The passing of Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy in 2009 and subsequent election of Republican Scott Brown in his stead was seen [...]

October 22nd, 2012

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NDEAM Stories Encourage Recruiting More People With Disabilities

Stories about individuals with disabilities in the workforce continue to pour in during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). While it’s great that local newspapers list NDEAM community events and publish editorials by leaders of organizations whose mission includes providing career training and employment opportunities to people with disabilities, these examples better accomplish the goal [...]

October 19th, 2012

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Seasonal Temp Projections Could Open More Job Opportunities for People With Disabilities

Not very long after Christina Applegate finished a Saturday Night Live opening monologue which let us all embrace the last few days before holiday-fever grips the nation, retailers across the country broke the serenity and began releasing their seasonal temp worker hiring plans. The figures, however, could mean a very happy holiday season for many [...]

October 18th, 2012

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Obama Overlooks People With Disabilities on Outsourcing Question

Most of the chatter following the second presidential debate centered on each candidate’s message to women voters. Prior to Tuesday evening, Republican nominee Mitt Romney was gaining ground in this demographic, but many in the media felt his response to Katherine Fenton’s question about equal income for women was, at best, poorly worded, and, at [...]

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