Dedicated disabled worker sets example at Holbrook shop

By Ashlee Fairey The Patriot Ledger Posted Aug 12, 2010 @ 05:18 AM Last update Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:17 AM HOLBROOK — When Alan Gersony first began working at the Holbrook Community Package Store 16 years ago, it took him four hours to assemble individual cans into a six-pack of ...

Disabled Workers Advance in High-Tech Careers

Disabled Workers Advance in High-Tech Careers Contributing Writer People with disabilities are the nation’s largest minority, and the only one that any person can join at a moment’s notice. Those who weren’t born with a disability have about a 20 percent ...

SOAR- Searchable Online Accommodation Resource

JAN’s Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings. These accommodation ideas are not all inclusive. If you do not find answers to ...

More disabled workers file discrimination claims in 2009

By Marisol Bello, USA TODAY More people with disabilities filed charges of discrimination against their employers last year than at any other time in the 20-year history of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Almost 21,500 ADA-related charges were filed with the Equal ...

The 23rd Annual National Independent Living Conference

“Growing Pains 2010” September 7-10, 2010 ~ Washington, DC Now in its 23rd year, this conference is a must-attend event for youth service professionals, independent living professionals and youth ages 15+. Presenters include top leaders and experts in the field ...

Disability Work Claims Hit Record High

(USA TODAY, and WLTX)- More people with disabilities filed discrimination charges against their employers last year than at any time in the 20-year history of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Over 21,000 ADA-related charges were filed with the EEOC in 2009. The main ...