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#RespectTheAbility Campaign: Spotlight on Iowa Physical Limitations Don’t Stop the Spece Brothers From Making Their Dreams Come True Independence, Iowa, Jan. 21 – Brothers Jake and Josh Spece may have spinal muscular atrophy and use wheelchairs to get around, but neither allows his physical limitations to get in the way of his dreams. While Jake owns [click to continue...]

#RespectTheAbility Campaign: Spotlight on Kwik Trip Kwik Trip’s Retail Helper Program a “Blueprint” for Other Companies Washington, Dec. 28 – Officially, Luke Cohran’s title at Kwik Trip’s Store 761 in La Crosse, Wisc. is retail helper. Unofficially? He’s the store singer. Whether he’s cleaning the gas pumps, restocking the coolers or checking inventory, 23-year-old Cochran can [click to continue...]

#RespectTheAbility Campaign: Spotlight on AT&T Every Voice Matters: Fortune 50 Global Company is a Top Employer of People with Disabilities Washington, Oct. 21 – “Every voice matters.” That’s the message Cynthia Marshall, AT&T’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, has for its employees. “At AT&T, diversity and inclusion are woven into all [click to continue...]

#RespectAbility campaign spotlights model employers that demonstrate how hiring workers with disabilities benefits the employer, the employee and society Washington, Sept. 30 – RespectAbilityUSA is launching its 2015 #RespectTheAbility campaign in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which begins tomorrow. The campaign highlights the benefits companies reap when they hire talented people with disabilities. Using the hashtag #RespectTheAbility, the campaign hopes to ultimately erase negative [click to continue...]

Read the webinar transcript Download the accessible PowerPoint presentation Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions Featuring J. Erin Riehle, founder and Director, Project SEARCH In 2013, 1,156,000 individuals from ages 13 to 25 received $8.7 billion in Supplemental Security Income benefits. These young people face distinct challenges in transitioning from school to work [click to continue...]

Read the webinar transcript Download the accessible PowerPoint presentation Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions Read the article in Business Wire David Scott is Director of Sales at the award winning Embassy Suites and the Courtyard by Marriott Hotels in Omaha-La Vista, Nebraska. The hotels are model inclusive employers which have garnered recognition [click to continue...]

Washington, D.C. – Today the White House celebrated inclusive employment with a “Champions of Change” event. The official White House event recognized leaders who are making a positive impact on employment for people with disabilities. Longtime leading institutions such as the USBLN, Kessler Foundation, government officials, Manpower, Walgreens and others were in attendance. So too were [click to continue...]

RespectAbility Releases New Bi-Partisan Poll and Highlights #RespectTheAbility Campaign to Focus on How Hiring Workers with Disabilities Benefits the Employer, the Employee and Society 88 percent feel that as a customer it is important “that the companies you do business with do not discriminate against qualified people with disabilities.” Campaign spotlights model employers that demonstrate [click to continue...]

Disabilities to Diverse Abilities: Changing the Workplace Paradigm with Lori Golden View the presentation here and listen to a recording of the call here. Lori Golden is Ernst & Young’s Abilities Strategy leader, driving efforts to build an enabling and inclusive work environment for people of all abilities. She consults on accommodations and career development issues [click to continue...]

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