Posts Categorized: Information for Employers

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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Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn_9f5x0f1Q&w=560&h=315] Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works – sharing her ability to “think in pictures”, which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism…

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Good Business

Hiring People With Disabilities Isn’t Just the Right Thing to Do—It’s Good for Business Elizabeth Picciuto – The Daily Beast A new study reveals that hiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities doesn’t just improve culture—it improves the bottom line. What kinds of employers hire people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)? You might imagine…

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Employer FAQ’s

The goal of Pearl Buck Center Employment Services is to create meaningful employment opportunities for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, physical disabilities or a combination, by working with businesses and the community at large. As an employer, you may be wondering if this type of arrangement might work for your business. Perhaps…

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5 Good Reasons

In my search for information I came across this article: 5 REASONS HIRING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS – AND THE REST OF US January 6, 2015  |  Mark Perriello Hiring people with disabilities doesn’t just allow businesses to tap into a huge and talented workforce; it improves culture, benefits the bottom line, is responsive…

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  At least a fifth of the employees at a Courtyard by Marriott hotel opening  in Muncie, Ind. will be people with disabilities. The facility also includes the Erskine Green Training Institute serving as a teaching hotel for people with special needs to come to gain job skills. (The Arc of Indiana) A first-of-its-kind, fully-functioning teaching…

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I came across this article by Kathy Martinez who is the assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. I want to share it with you because it takes a look at Workplace Flexibility from a different perspective that I feel warrants some thought when talking about hiring people with disabilities. At one point in my…

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