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Stories: Real People, Real Jobs

Are you looking for stories about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are working in their communities?  The Institute for Community Inclusion has collected some great stories on their website.  Here's what they say:

This site highlights the employment successes of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) who are working in paid jobs in their communities. Through the use of innovative, front-line employment support…

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Added by Deb Wisniewski on February 18, 2013 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Press Release: Governor Scott Walker Announces Mental Health Funding in Upcoming Budget

Press release from the office of Governor Walker, Wisconsin:

February 6, 2013

For Immediate Release

Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303

Investing in Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Announces Mental Health Funding in Upcoming Budget 

Today, Governor Scott Walker announced a near $30 million investment in state taxpayer funds for mental health programs to enhance and expand services provided by state and…

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Added by In Control Wisconsin on February 7, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Unemployment for People With Disabilities Drops to Four-Year Low, Allsup Disability Study Finds

The following article is forwarded to you by the Great Lakes ADA Center (www.adagreatlakes.org) for your information:

Marketwire

January 24, 2013

Allsup (http://www.allsup.com/)

 

Unemployment for People With Disabilities Drops to Four-Year Low,…

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Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on January 28, 2013 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Article: Forging Path to Starting Line for Younger Disabled Athletes

New York Times

January 15, 2013

 

Forging Path to Starting Line for Younger Disabled Athletes

By Mary Pilon

 

Some young disabled athletes are having their own Oscar Pistorius moments — not by breaking barriers in the Olympics, but by battling sports officials over whether and how they should be accommodated in competitions with able-bodied athletes.

 

During his ascent as a world-class runner, Pistorius, a double amputee from South…

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Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on January 24, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Policy Research Brief: A Review of Commonly-Used State Employment Measures in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services

The following information is from the Research & Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota:

The latest Policy Research Brief from the Research and Training Center on Community Living reviews commonly-used state employment measures in intellectual and developmental disability services. This Research Brief summarizes publicly-available data sources that provide information about the employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.…

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Added by In Control Wisconsin on January 14, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments

2013 ADA National Symposium Stipends Available for Great Lakes Region

We are pleased to announce that the ADA National Network is hosting the 16th annual ADA National Symposium on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability issues. The Symposium will take place in San Antonio, Texas from May 12 to 15, 2013.
 
The ADA Symposium includes up to date information regarding employment, communication, transportation, emergency preparedness, case law, regulatory updates for…
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Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on January 14, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Grant Writing Webcast

This month’s VCU Project Empowerment webcast is presented by Ms. Jessica Venable from VCU and is entitled “Grant Writing 101: It’s Not Rocket Surgery.”

Details: The webcast will be streamed on Wednesday, January 16th at 2:00pm though our website: http://www.vcu-projectempowerment.org/training/webcastDetails.cfm/256. If you cannot watch it on this day, it will be immediately archived at:…

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Added by Shannon Munn-Huff on January 10, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Washington, D.C., trip open to public, May 1 to 5, 2013

Step'nStones, a small business start-up by special education students in Manitowoc Public School District, is looking for community members interested in visiting Washington, D.C. this May.  However, the students need more registrants.  26 students, family members, and school staff have registered.  With a minimum of 45 participants, everyone on the trip will receive a value package rate of $520 (4 to a room) or $598 (2 to a room).  This is a great rate!  All costs are…

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Added by David N. Koenig on January 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

ODEP Launches Media Campaign Encouraging Youth with Disabilities to Pursue Career Goals

The following press release is forwarded to you by the Great Lakes ADA Center (www.adagreatlakes.org) for your information:

ODEP Launches Media Campaign Encouraging Youth with Disabilities to Pursue Career Goals


For Immediate Release

January 10, 2013




Contact: Anita Howard

Phone: …

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Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on January 10, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Resource: Assistive Technology for Employers Web Portal

The following information is forwarded to you by the Great Lakes ADA Center (www.adagreatlakes.org) for your information:

The Assistive Technology for Employers and Businesses Web Portal features information on AT solutions in the workplace. This…

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Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on January 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Article: Post-traumatic stress poses new challenge

The following article is forwarded to you by the Great Lakes ADA Center (www.adagreatlakes.org) for your information:

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 31, 2012

 

Post-traumatic stress poses new challenge

 

At a recent weekly staff meeting, human resources manager Zetta Ferguson noticed that one of her employees wasn't sitting at the conference…

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Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on January 9, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Article: ADA Confidentiality Requirements Extend Beyond Termination of Employment

The following article is forwarded to you by the Great Lakes ADA Center (www.adagreatlakes.org) for your information:

 

JDSUPRA Law News

December 31, 2012

 

What You Say Can and Will be Held Against You: ADA Confidentiality Requirements Extend Beyond Termination of Employment

By Amber K. Dodds and James H. Kizziar Jr.,  Bracewell & Giuliani…

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Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on January 9, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

New Corporate Index Being Developed for People with Disabilities in the Workplace





New Corporate Index Being Developed for People with Disabilities in the Workplace

American Association of People with Disabilities and US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) Partner to Create New Benchmarks for Employers

For Immediate Release

December 19, 2012

Contact: Anita Howard

Phone: 800-706-2710…

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Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on January 9, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Survey: Another Chance to Complete BPDD’s Advocacy Survey

Another Chance to Complete BPDD’s Advocacy Survey

Here is another opportunity to complete this survey if you missed it the first time. If you have already completed the survey your time and effort is appreciated.

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) would like to learn about…

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Added by In Control Wisconsin on December 17, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Wisconsin Youth First: "Going to Work" Video Series

Wisconsin Youth First is excited to unveil the "Going to Work" video series. The stories of six Wisconsin youth with disabilities who have transitioned to competitive employment are depicted in five parts.

You can find these videos here on the Employment Network.



Video #1:  Meet the Characters (5:34)…

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Added by In Control Wisconsin on December 12, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Article: Don't be afraid to hire people with disabilities

The following article is forwarded to you by the Great Lakes ADA Center (www.adagreatlakes.org) for your information:

 

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)

December 10, 2012

 

Don't be afraid to hire people with disabilities

Learning from one another has its benefits

Ask Rex Huppke: I Just Work Here

 

One of the best experiences of my…

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Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on December 12, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Disability.gov Asks, “What’s Your Connection?”

Disability.gov Asks, “What’s Your Connection?”

By the Disability.gov Team  

There are nearly 57 million individuals with disabilities in the United States, and all of them are connected to the people around them in some way. They are sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, coworkers, neighbors and friends. 

Yet people with disabilities are often…

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Added by Deb Wisniewski on December 5, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

Survey on Use of Wireless Technology by People with Disabilities

The following information is forwarded to you by the Great Lakes ADA Center (www.adagreatlakes.org) for your information:

 

I am a researcher for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (also known as the Wireless RERC). We are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote the accessibility and usability of wireless technologies by people with all types of…

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Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on December 5, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments

Senate Rejects UN Disability Treaty

Disability Scoop (www.disabilityscoop.com)

December 4, 2012

Senate Rejects UN Disability Treaty

By Michelle Diament

Despite strong support from disability advocacy groups, Republican opposition led the U.S. Senate to reject an international disability rights treaty on…

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Added by In Control Wisconsin on December 4, 2012 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

Employment Resources for Families and Youth

Here are a couple great resources from DVR & Let's Get to Work:

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Added by In Control Wisconsin on November 20, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments

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