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Rockville, Md., Oct. 3 – One of the most pronounced, dangerous and hungry sharks out there has no fins, no tale, and no sharp teeth at all; however, he does have one characteristic that he attributes to his success and even refers to as “his superpower.” Entrepreneur, investor and famous Shark from ABC’s television show [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., Oct. 3 – Barbara Corcoran is an American Business woman who started a real estate brokerage business at the age of 23. Famous for her TV personality on ABC’s Shark Tank as an entrepreneur and judge, she credits her determination and drive to her childhood diagnosis of dyslexia. “When you cannot pronounce the [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., Oct. 3 – Richard Branson always has had a “go getter attitude” in life, even when it comes to his dyslexia. “Dyslexia is a kind of disability, but actually it’s an opportunity if you turn it into such,” he said during the SkyBridge Capital’s SALT Conference in Las Vegas. As a child, Branson [click to continue...]

#RESPECTTHEABILITY CAMPAIGN: Spotlight on FUBU’s Daymond John Rockville, Md., Oct. 2 – Growing up, Daymond John struggled in elementary school, where he was diagnosed with a general “learning disability” without being provided many resources or support. Today, John boasts unimaginable success as a multimillionaire and entrepreneur as the co-founder and CEO of FUBU and a [click to continue...]

#RespectTheAbility Campaign: Spotlight on Ernst & Young (EY)’s Co-Founder Arthur Young Rockville, Md., Oct. 2 – Located at 5 Times Square, the red letters of Ernst & Young LLP (EY) glow on the side of its New York City offices. It’s been said that if you can make it in New York, you can make [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., Oct. 2 – RespectAbility, a nonprofit fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities, is celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). RespectAbility is marking this annual celebration focused on the incredible talents of the one-in-five Americans who have disabilities with solution center full of free resources, webinars and more. SOLUTIONS CENTER: Explore [click to continue...]

#RESPECTTHEABILITY CAMPAIGN: SPOTLIGHT ON PROJECT SEARCH Job Openings in Healthcare Market Growing: Employees with Disabilities Help Hospitals Help Patients Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 17 – Filing, answering phones, providing customer service and making linen orders are just a few of the tasks Lily Fischer-Gilday completes in her rotation as an office assistant at the PathPoint [click to continue...]

#RESPECTTHEABILITY CAMPAIGN: SPOTLIGHT ON PROJECT SEARCH Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha-La Vista is Prime Example of Progress of Jobs for People with Disabilities Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 2 – David Scott is a charismatic Australian immigrant who has been showcasing the American values of opportunity at Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha-La Vista. The message that he [click to continue...]

Discussion with Tad Asbury with a Focus on Bridges from School to Work Download the slide deck as a PDF Watch the webinar on YouTube with captions Featuring 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 [click to continue...]

How EY is Educating Their People About Mental Illness and Addiction  Read the webinar transcript Download the accessible PowerPoint Watch the webinar on YouTube with captions According to SAMHSA, “an estimated 43.6 million (18.1 percent) Americans ages 18 and up experienced some form of mental illness. In the past year, 20.2 million adults (8.4 percent) had [click to continue...]

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