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News Blurb: A Man with Autism asks Future Employers to ‘Take a Chance on Me’

News Blurb: A Man with Autism asks Future Employers to ‘Take a Chance on Me’

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By Janine Mack, CNN A soon-to-be high school graduate started his job search in a unique way — he wrote a candid open letter and posted it on LinkedIn. Ryan Lowry has autism and wants future employers to understand that while he may learn in a different way, he is worth taking a chance on. “I realize…

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Virtual Tips & Etiquette for Interviews and Meetings

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The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation is putting on a free webinar about working and applying for virtual workspaces, a fantastic opportunity for people experiencing a disability. Their official statement of the event reads: The COVID-19 Pandemic has thrust a lot of people into virtual work and into a world they may not have been…

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Dr. James F. McNeil Vocational Consulting Services

Dr. James F. McNeil Vocational Consulting Services

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As we have always discussed at throughout our Disability: IN affiliates, accessibility and inclusion in the workplace is incredibly important, but finding a place to start your journey to inclusion can be difficult. One of the great services that we recommend is the Dr. James F. McNeil Vocational Consulting Services, a nonprofit dedicated to providing…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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October, in the United States, is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and this year will be the United States’ 75th time commemorating this event. As this month quickly approaches, the US Department of Labor has announced  that this year’s theme is “Increasing Access and Opportunity”, designed to complement the 30th anniversary of the Americans with…

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Innovative Approaches to Increasing Self-ID Webinar

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Earlier this year, EARN and Disability:IN DC Metro have released a fantastic webinar that outlines what it means for those with disabilities to self-identify. The webinar goes over the definition, best methods, background, and benefits of self-identification according to the EARNS’ Self-ID toolkit. Click here to watch the full webinar Click here to access the…

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30 Years of the ADA

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On July 26, 1990, the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was signed, marking a huge step in accessibility and disability inclusion. Today, we encourage you all to celebrate 30 years of inclusion in the United States by taking the time to recognize and celebrate this important day.  As part of the Department of Labor’s commitment…

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PREVENTS’ Mental Health Toolkit

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The President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) came out with a mental health toolkit for Veterans. The plan includes a ten point recommendation list and includes resources form EARN. To check out the plan and learn more about the initiative to end Veteran suicide, click here.

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The George and Barbara Bush Foundation: The ADA at 30: “Let the Shameful Wall of Exclusion Come Down”

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Join the George and Barbara Bush Foundation on July 21 at 1:00pm EST as they are joined by some of the original activists, advocates and policymakers involved in the formation of the ADA. The event will be fully online, completely free and ADA compliant. Click here to join the event now!

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Join Our ADA 30 Campaign

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2020, Virtual Disability:In Conference this last week. We would like to invite the businesses in attendance to help further inclusion in the workplace by joining in on our ADA30 Campaign, which you can find at the link below:   Click here to learn more about our…

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Celebrating ADA30: A Discussion on Youth Employment from the ADA Generation

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July of 2020 officially marks the 30 year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in 1990. Join the Employer Assistane and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) for their webinar, “Celebrating ADA30: A Discussion on Youth Employment from the ADA Generation”. At this webinar, panel members from the ADA generation will be sharing…

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