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Informational Interview Preparation for Disability Jobs

Correctly done, informational interviews can give you valuable information to use in your next job search and leave a good impression on your interviewee. This turnabout on the traditional interview process has you, the student and/or job seeker, posing questions to someone on the corporate ladder in your chosen field to gather information. What is […]

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Finding Employment with a Disability During a Recession

As hiring freezes expand and layoffs continue, jobs for people with disabilities are scarce. If you’re on the hunt for work, there are a number of things you can do to increase your chance of landing a job. 1. Network, Network Network One of the biggest misconceptions of jobseekers is that the job process starts […]

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MS Awareness Week March 2-8

Mar 02, 2009 MOVE IT! Join the Movement to End Multiple Sclerosis Now – MS Awareness Week March 2-8, 2009   MS Awareness Week March 2 – 8 is the time for the nation to go orange and Move It to end multiple sclerosis, a disease where someone is newly diagnosed each hour. Supported by […]

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We must build a world free of unnecessary barriers…

“We must build a world free of unnecessary barriers, stereotypes, and discrimination…. policies must be developed, attitudes must be shaped, and buildings and organizations must be designed to ensure that everyone has a chance to get the education they need and live independently as full citizens in their communities.” — Barack Obama, April 11, 2008 […]

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Autism Screening

Autism Screening Tops Obama’s Medical To-Do List Autism tops Barack Obama’s medical to-do list, according to the new president’s website. Whitehouse.gov launched at 12:01 pm yesterday, even before the new president had taken his oath of office on the Capitol’s West Front. Autism is the only disorder or disease mentioned explicitly in Obama’s 24-point agenda. […]

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Adaptive Technology

Technology and disability may be linked, but technology doesn’t always catch up to the needs of people with disabilities. Cell phones are a great example. Manufacturers of these handy devices only recently added features that allow easier access to people with poor vision. What about MP3 players? None of them provide verbal cues for menu […]

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Recession’s Bite Hits Americans With Disabilities Extra Hard

Recession’s Bite Hits Americans With Disabilities Extra Hard They “tend to be the last hired and first fired,” says one advocate By Amanda Ruggeri Posted December 5, 2008 The recession’s crunch on jobs, wallets, and egos is hitting one group of Americans—those with disabilities—particularly hard. “People with disabilities tend to be the last hired and […]

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Disabled Veterans Inspired by Athletics

Disabled Veterans Inspired by Athletics New VA Pilot Program Encourages Disabled Army Veterans to Surf and Cycle By AUDREY GRAYSON ABC News Medical Unit Oct. 19, 2008 Army veteran Michael Fradera, 30, was the victim of an IED explosion that completely demolished the vehicle he was traveling in outside of Baghdad in August 2007. Fradera […]

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