Washington, D.C., Nov. 6 – The Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination (CPSD) and the National Council on Disability celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with their third congressional briefing last week. There was standing room only as the audience learned about competitive integrated employment (CIE), community jobs where people with disabilities work alongside co-workers without disabilities [click to continue...]
Los Angeles, Oct. 11 – Award-winning producer Diana Romero has worked in the industry for more than a decade. When she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), she approached it the only way she knew how – with a sense of humor. “When I started having issues with my legs, I withdrew from everything, because [click to continue...]
The Voice’s Will Breman Breaking Boundaries and Tackling Low Expectations for Singers with Disabilities
Los Angeles, California, Oct. 8 – Will Breman introduced himself to America on NBC’s The Voice by identifying that he is on the Autism spectrum through a joke. “It’s interesting when someone asks, ‘you seem so socially awkward, do you have Asperger’s?’ Because usually that’s my pickup line, since I have it [Asperger’s].” With that [click to continue...]
Courtney Murray hopes to combine her broadcast journalism education with her professional experience in the disability field, including a previous internship with AAPD, to further her knowledge of communications in nonprofits.
Washington, D.C., Sept. 17 – Comcast is tackling the digital divide through a major expansion of its Internet Essentials program, a low-cost home broadband internet offering for low-income populations and free training on how to use the Internet. At an event at the Newseum last week, a partnership with the American Association for People with [click to continue...]