Posts Categorized: Information for Employers

Project SEARCH

  PeaceHealth has launched  ProjectSEARCH, a nationally acclaimed employment program for students with autism and related disabilities, and in this case individuals from Pearl Buck Center‘s production facility. This new initiative, which brings together the community, parents, and local business leaders, began in September 2016 and is one of the ways that Pearl Buck Center is…

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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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Direct support professionals (DSPs) are people who work directly with people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities with the aim of assisting the individual to become integrated into his /her community or the least restrictive environment. These people are responsible for providing direct support, positive direction, and assistance to individuals. They provide supports to people by…

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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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  Adam Wesley/The Gazette Maggie Kollmorgen fills a box with cupcakes in July 2015, at the Scratch Cupcakery in Coralville, Iowa. Kollmorgen, who has Down syndrome, works two-hour shifts at the shop, which accommodated her disability during her training. Most accommodations for people with disabilities cost employers little or nothing. Small accommodations can go a…

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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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Positive Impact

Employees with disabilities can have a positive impact on profitability MARK WAFER Contributed to The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Feb. 04, 2016 5:00AM EST Employees with disabilities can have a positive impact on profitability Mark Wafer is a Tim Hortons franchise owner in Toronto and an advocate for Canadians with disabilities. I’m a long-time…

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