Category: disability advocacy

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How to Deal with Disability Discrimination at Work

Whether you’re sitting at a desk, standing at a machine, or maneuvering around the halls of power in Washington, you deserve to be treated fairly and equitably. But unfortunately, not all workplaces are as inclusive as they should be. If you’re dealing with disability discrimination, this blog post is intended to provide practical guidance for […]
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How to Advocate for Yourself in an Interview When You Have a Disability

Avoid Job Discrimination – How to Advocate for Yourself When You Have a Disability Navigating the job market with a disability has unique challenges. From potential biases to ensuring necessary accommodations, the journey can sometimes feel overwhelming. However, with the right tools and mindset, individuals with disabilities can confidently advocate for themselves, ensuring they’re given […]
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Understanding Vocational Rehabilitation

Understanding Vocational Rehabilitation: Your Questions Answered Question 1: What is vocational rehabilitation? Question 2: Who is eligible for vocational rehabilitation? Question 3: What services are provided through vocational rehabilitation? Question 4: How long does vocational rehabilitation take? Question 5: How can vocational rehabilitation help with career development? Question 6: Is there financial assistance available through […]
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Department of Labor Announces $69 Million in Grants for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced 4 new grants to support job opportunities for people with disabilities . Over $69 million is being set aside to support young people with disabilities in their job pursuits. The grants are designed to encourage innovative job programs. The Impact on Young Adults As we have written in […]
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Don’t Get Passed Over – How to Communicate Your Disability Needs at Work

As a worker with a disability, it’s important to effectively communicate your needs in order to succeed. It’s unrealistic to expect your coworkers or managers to recognize them. If you’re not effective in communicating your needs, you can put yourself at risk of being passed over for promotions and other opportunities. In other words, one […]
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