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Bridges from School to Work and Transformative Power of a Job for Youth with Disabilities

Discussion with Tad Asbury with a Focus on Bridges from School to Work

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Tad Asbury

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Tad Asbury, VP & Executive Director, Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities

Established in 1989 by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities, Bridges from School to Work engages employers, schools, community resources, youth and their families to help businesses meet their workforce needs while offering young people with disabilities the opportunity to learn, grow and succeed through employment. Each year, Bridges helps more than a thousand young people–most of whom are transitioning out of high school special education–prepare for the workplace and find a job with an employer in need of qualified, entry-level applicants. Creating and supporting mutually beneficial competitive employment relationships, the program creates opportunities for employment for youth while driving bottom-line results for business.

Speaker Bio: Thomas (Tad) Asbury is vice president & executive director of the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities, joining the Bridges from School to Work foundation in 2003. BSW engages employers, schools, community resources, youth, and their families to help businesses meet their workforce needs while offering young people with disabilities the opportunity to learn, grow and succeed. With nearly three decades of experience in the public and private sectors, Asbury leads the Foundation’s 70-plus associates, directing all strategy, program, operations, finance, and public and private development efforts to ensure long-term organizational stability and growth. An experienced national speaker and presenter, Asbury holds a B.A. from Albion College and an M.S. in applied linguistics from Georgetown University.

Special thanks to JP Morgan Chase for making this webinar with live captioning available for free.

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Lauren Appelbaum
Lauren Appelbaum

Lauren Appelbaum is the communications director of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities, and managing editor of The RespectAbility Report, a publication at the intersection of disability and politics. Previously she was a digital researcher with the NBC News political unit. Appelbaum currently oversees RespectAbility’s outreach to Hollywood to stand up against ableism and other prejudice – while promoting positive, accurate, diverse and inclusive media portrayals on TV and in film. To reach her, email LaurenA@RespectAbility.org.

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