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Have You Heard About H.R. 620 Lately?

Have You Heard About H.R. 620 Lately?

We know what the Americans with Disabilities Act is and the Rehabilitation of 1973, but do you know what H.R. 620 is? I think most people don’t know what it is because it was just passed by the House on February 15 this year. Did you hear about this? Probably not,...

5 Myths About People w/ Disabilities At Work

5 Myths About People w/ Disabilities At Work

People with disabilities are highly undervalued in the workplace, and can contribute just as much as anyone else if they have the right mindset.Children with disabilities have dreams at a young age like any other child does.. Some want to be teachers, others want to...

4 Steps For Getting A Job

4 Steps For Getting A Job

Being a person with a disability is really hard especially when you would like to have a job. When you are receiving benefits, you don’t know what to do. You don’t know if you will have a job that will pay enough money so you can stop receiving your benefits. The job...

What does inclusion mean on a personal level?

What does inclusion mean on a personal level?

The word inclusion is the buzz word among people who have disabilities. But this word can take on many meanings. The main theme of this word is centered around education, but this word has different meanings for different people. Today we are going to be talking what...

Summer jobs Prepare You for Your Career

Summer jobs Prepare You for Your Career

What did I do during the summers while being in college? Well, I found summer jobs three years in a row. During my sophomore year, I had a Computer Science class where the professor was so nice. His name was Dr. Liu and we just clicked. Actually, for tests, he would...

Getting a Job is so Frustrating but I did IT and so Can You

Getting a Job is so Frustrating but I did IT and so Can You

Last time I talked about summer jobs that I had during college. I had three jobs and they were like they were handed to me. I would agree that Dr. Liu gave me the job, but the other two jobs I had to apply. They accepted me quickly so during my last semester of...

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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