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Washington, D.C. – RespectAbilityUSA, a non-profit organization working to empower people with disabilities to achieve the American dream, is proud to release a toolkit for job seekers with disabilities. Unlike employment outcomes for women, African Americans and Hispanics, which have been improving over time, the gap between employment rates of those with and without disabilities [click to continue...]

Washington, D.C. – RespectAbilityUSA, a non-profit organization working to empower people with disabilities to achieve the American dream, is proud to release a toolkit for policy leaders on employment for people with disabilities. The toolkit is important because: More than 9 million working age Americans with disabilities survive on benefits, which costs taxpayers billions. The [click to continue...]

ABILITY Awareness, in conjunction with the United Nations’ Department of Public Information hosted a panel discussion: The Art of Engagement. The event will take place on Friday July 19th as part of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The panel is described as, an entertaining approach to building awareness through music, theater, [click to continue...]

Read the webinar transcript Download the accessible PowerPoint presentation (COMING SOON) Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions Learn more about JFGH and MOST. Vivian G. Bass is the Chief Executive Officer of The Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (JFGH), a non-sectarian, nonprofit agency based in Rockville, Maryland. She has been committed for over [click to continue...]

How individuals with disabilities, often deemed incapable of ever working, can get the skills they need to gain & succeed at work with Project Search’s Founder & Director, Erin Riehle RN, MSN Read the webinar transcript Download the accessible PowerPoint presentation Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions About Project SEARCH: Project SEARCH is a [click to continue...]

Israel’s Nalaga’at Theater Deaf-Blind Acting Ensemble, RespectAbility and White House’s Claudia Gordon join for magic night of culture at the Kennedy Center Washington, D.C. – In a moving night of theater and exchange, Israel’s famous Nalaga’at Theater Deaf-Blind Acting Ensemble, RespectAbilityUSA, and the White House’s Claudia Gordon joined together for a night of magic. Nalaga’at [click to continue...]

TJ Lavin PSA

Action Sports Star/Host of The Challenge TJ Lavin Stars in New PSA on disability: “We all should have the same opportunity to achieve the American dream.” Washington, D.C. – With fully 70 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities outside the workforce, BMX bike legend and host of MTV’s The Challenge, T.J. Lavin, is starring in a new public [click to continue...]

Governors Making Dramatic Changes to Expand Employment for People with Disabilities (PwDs) Disability Leaders to Meet With Governors To Discuss Employment For People With Disabilities Washington, D.C. – As the National Governor’s Association (NGA) begins its meeting in Washington, many of the nation’s governors are making dramatic, positive changes to expand job opportunities and avenues [click to continue...]

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