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What is Walmart Doing to Their Greeters?

What is Walmart Doing to Their Greeters?

What is Walmart doing? I ask the question again - what the heck is Walmart doing? They are doing away with greeters around the country. I personally know one of the greeters who was let go after twenty years. You are asking what are greeters? They are employees who...

Autism in the Workplace – How is it Working Out?

Autism in the Workplace – How is it Working Out?

I recently watched a video about how companies are starting to hire more people with Autism in the workplace, and I don't mean the low paying jobs either. They are computer programmer jobs, lawyers and any other job. SAP, Microsoft, and about 50 other big companies...

Socialization and Disabilities Have to Go Together

Socialization and Disabilities Have to Go Together

Life needs socialization, and I don’t mean just parties but actually talking to others. We as human beings, learn how to socialize as we are growing up. With people with disabilities especially when they are born with a disability, they usually don’t learn how to...

What Are You Doing For Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month?

What Are You Doing For Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month?

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and you might be wondering why we need a month for this. This is a good question to ask. You might be saying Cerebral Palsy is a common disability and this may be true for some people but not all. For people who have CP, they...

USEFUL LINKS

General Information About CP

United Cerebral Palsy has a site that is filled with useful information about CP. They explain the different types of Cerebral Palsy. They can help you to find assistance if you need it. I say this site is the main place to learn what CP is all about. 

Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder marking muscle coordination. In most cases, cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that develops while the baby is still in utero or during or shortly after birth. Comprehensive information about cerebral palsy and most common types can be found at Cerebral Palsy Guidance.

Cerebral Palsy Group is a robust site that provides “high quality, medically-reviewed data” on everything related to CP, as well as financial and legal help, treatment and therapy resources. There is a number to speak with a case worker as well.

 

Disability & Employment

Dreamscape Foundation is an organization that helps people with disabilities to find jobs. They also help people with rare disabilities have a better life.

Monster.com offers tips on how to get a job if you are a person with disability. 

Disabled World offers information on equal employment opportunity and disability, as well as links to resources from other worldwide employment organizations and agencies, including websites for persons with disability looking for work, disability job vacancies, and jobs working from home. 

Chris Lenart, Founder of Disability Awareness, speaks to students, youth groups, conference audiences, faith-based institutions and the workplace to promote disability awareness.

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