Posts Categorized: Diversity

“Chelsea Werner wasn’t supposed to develop the necessary physical attributes. She wasn’t supposed to get past the most rudimentary level of artistic gymnastics. She wasn’t supposed to show the persistence needed to stick with such a rigorous sport. Now Werner has one national championship to her credit and is in England this weekend trying to…

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Creating Ripples

We talk a lot about hiring people with disabilities not just because it’s our mission and we believe it’s the right thing to do, but because we know from first-hand experience that it Works! All it takes is one small act of being willing to investigate what it will entail and how it might work…

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I came across this article and found it to be very illuminating. I’m lifting the entire article to read here but have linked it to the original site. Let me know what you think…. Why It Pays to Hire Workers with Developmental Disabilities by John Kregel Available formats:    PDF   FOCUS ON AUTISM AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL…

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Social Respon-sibility

“We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” ~Herman Melville Definition: Acting with concern and sensitivity, aware of the impact of your actions on others, particularly the disadvantaged . Does your business hire people with developmental disabilities or donate to a homeless shelter? A growing number of consumers…

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Autistic coders get jobs

Autistic Coders Get Jobs as Microsoft, SAP Woo Software Sleuths   By Olga Kharif David McNabb. Source: Ultra Testing via Bloomberg David McNabb graduated from college with a computer science degree in 2001 yet never found a job in his field or any field, failing at interview after interview. Those meetings with prospective employers “were definitely…

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Did You Know?

Did you know that Homer, the ancient Greek writer of “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey,” was blind or that the typewriter was invented as a private writing device for a blind member of a royal family?   I, myself had no idea, but they say that you learn something new every day. Here are some…

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By Jan Aho for the Register Guard Executive Director of Pearl Buck Center March is National Disability Awareness Month. It is the perfect time to celebrate the progress that communities across the nation have made with regard to being aware of the gifts that people with various abilities bring to our communities. In the 1990s,…

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The Ability Factor

People with disabilities represent an untapped pool of skills that can enhance business. However, people with disabilities frequently face great barriers to work that go beyond physical obstacles — stereotypes and wrong assumptions often prevent this significant chunk of the world population from contributing to the economy. This animation was jointly produced by the International…

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