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Job Applicants and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a qualified applicant with a disability. The ADA applies to private employers with 15 or more employees and to state and local government employers. ...




Job Interview Tips for People With Disabilities

Interviewing for a new job can be nerve wracking for anyone. It can be even more stressful if you have a disability. You want to do your best to impress the interviewer and don’t want to be judged by your disability. To increase your chances of being hired for the position, prepare for the interview so you’re ready for any questions asked. ...




Six states receive nearly $15M in grants to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities

WASHINGTON – Despite their ability to occupy a variety of jobs, people with disabilities only account for 19.8 percent of the workforce, have more than double the unemployment rate compared to the general population and continue to face barriers finding work. To improve employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities, the U. ...




Least Expensive Disability Accomidations

            Since it was signed in 2008, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been enforcing companies to provide reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities in the workplace. The act highlights the idea that there are reasonable and inexpensive ways to accommodate valuable employees who may have a disability. ...




‘#InclusionWorks’ seeks to inspire social media awareness of workers with disabilities

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2016 theme announced
 



WASHINGTON – To reflect the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced that the theme of 2016’s official National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “#InclusionWorks. ...




How to Disclose a Disability During a Job Search

An issue for people with disabilities who are job searching is when and how they should disclose the disability. What are the best options for mentioning a disability when you're job searching? How can you avoid being discriminated against and be sure you are give careful consideration for the job?
 
How to Disclose a Disability During a Job Search
 
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a qualified applicant with a disability. ...




Facts about Hispanic Heritage, Culture & History

The Chicano movement was a civil rights movement that started by looking for the restoration of land grants.  The movement expanded to encompass Mexican farm worker’s rights, enhanced education, voting rights and political rights.

 

Compared with non-Hispanics, cancer rates among Hispanics are lower overall and lower for the major sites -- lung, breast, prostate, and colorectal. ...




Why You May Not Want to Disclose a Disability When Job Hunting

Federal laws prohibit most employers from discriminating against people with disabilities, but a new study suggests that many still favor non-disabled workers when it comes to hiring.
 
Researchers at Syracuse University and Rutgers University sent out fake cover letters in response to more than 6,000 posted job openings for accountants. ...




Social tips on being with adults with developmental disabilities

In working with or being with adults that have a developmental disability, you may come upon situations that are uncomfortable or awkward. This list of tips is provided to help you in knowing how to handle some of these situations. Of course, not every situation will be addressed and as we know, there will always be a new situation that we are faced with where we ask ourselves “now what do I do?”
 
Keep in mind that our goal is not to change people, but rather to help them understand ways that they can better deal with the general mores of society. ...




Advising Youth with Disabilities on Disclosure

As a professional who provides services such as occupational skills training and job readiness training, you need to know how to help young people decide if they should share information about their disabilities. Disclosure is, by law, a personal decision that individuals with disabilities must make for themselves. ...