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Deepna Anand worked on strategic communications, served as program support and played a vital role in organizing successful fundraisers. She graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology.

Read the webinar transcript  Download the accessible PowerPoint  Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions Featuring: Jessica Patton, Deputy Director Andrea Schonenberg, Senior Director, Jobs Program Best Buddies International The mission of Best Buddies International is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development [click to continue...]

Read the webinar transcript Download the accessible PowerPoint Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions During this webinar, we discussed lessons from Project SEARCH’s work with youth with disabilities and how to apply those lessons to other workforce programs. The insights from Project SEARCH offer critical lessons learned about serving youth with disabilities. Learn key [click to continue...]

National Numbers Improve: Spotlight on WI as 4,327 more Wisconsinites with disabilities get jobs, earn an income and become independent Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker unveils plan to reward schools that help students with disabilities get jobs Eau Claire, WI, Apr. 7 – As labor markets tighten and people with disabilities prove to be a solution [click to continue...]

Lessons from South Dakota’s Jacqueline Sly Read the webinar transcript (COMING SOON) Download the accessible PowerPoint Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions (COMING SOON) Featuring Jacqueline Sly, former Representative, South Dakota House of Representatives A former teacher and state legislator, Jacqueline shares insights gained from her incredible leadership on the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force. [click to continue...]

Five cutting-edge programs for helping youth with all types of disabilities in Israel transition into adulthood Featuring: David B. Marcu, the CEO of Israel Elwyn Projects including transitions for employment, for national service, for military service and for volunteering in the community. In addition, Israel’s national self-advocacy program for persons with intellectual and developmental disability [click to continue...]

This event is now full. Please contact to be informed of future events. RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and expanding opportunities for people with disabilities, has been working with several partners within the entertainment industry on the full inclusion of people with disabilities – in front and behind the camera. We would like [click to continue...]

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