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Promote the Programs trending idea

From what I've noticed when trying reach employers in my community about the vocational rehabilitation programs we offer, there seems to be some hesitancy, I believe some of this is due to low visibility of the program. I feel if there was some official literature, directed at employers this may ease their minds and make them more receptive to work with us. That way they would have something to refer to and not be reliant... more »

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Disability Inclusion Training trending idea

An instructor-led disability inclusion training is an effective way to encourage employer support, and it will help educate and increase their awareness around race and disability discrimination. Our nonprofit 501(c)3 organization specializes in this area, providing disability inclusion training and consulting to employers. Please visit www.JFMconsulting.org for more information.

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Create more incentives for companies to not terminate disable

Currently it is almost too easy for companies to let go of those who have mental, emotional, or combo disabilities. There are too many states that have AT WILL employment, and have the leverage of the legal system in place within their company to find reasons to let someone go, that may not be obvious that it is being done because of the disability and or Transgender issue

For someone who is disable, on the spectrum,... more »

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Extend support for those unable to drive

In my community of Rochester, NY the local RTS bus service provides rides for those with disabilities. However, they will only pick up at home addresses less than two miles from their nearest bus stop. This rule keeps people like my daughter from accessing services unless they move. The small buses they use for the service don't even stop at the bus stops. Transportation is a huge dealbreaker for many disabled people.... more »

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Eliminate financial obstacles for EEO complaints trending idea

Disabled employees who experience discrimination in the workplace (e.g., denial of reasonable accommodations) generally need to hire an attorney in order to pursue an EEO complaint. An employee's ability to pay for an attorney can therefore determine whether they are able to successfully file and win a discrimination case. Making any part of the EEO process accessible only to those with sufficient financial means promotes... more »

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Information regarding working while on benefits trending idea

Many of my clients are on government benefits of some kind (SNAP, SSI, SSDI), but many do not know how working will affect their benefits. Many assume they will lose their benefits if they start working and will not get them back. If they had some information about that when they got on benefits that told them how working would specifically affect their benefits, more people might be less afraid to look for work. I feel... more »

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Community Inclusion

Massive community education is essential, community businesses and individuals in those communities should should have a means to bridge the huge gap. Most employers are not even aware of the talent available to them. Most employers have no idea how to even support these individuals while on the job, they are worried about appearances, behaviors and liability, ect..

Fortunately, every individual with a disability waiver... more »

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The Issues are Multifactorial

Our organization has been dealing with disability employment now since 2002. We have gone through multiple federal administrations and their ideas on how to help our community. All the administrations in this time in my opinion have tried to move the needle to help people with disabilities find sustainable work.

The Obama administration in my opinion made great strides when their Office of Federal Contract Compliance... more »

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Helping employees with mental disorders

As someone who has ADHD and a graduate degree in professional counseling with counseling internship experience, I have learned that many mental disorders also accompany other disorders. In my case, it is anxiety and depression. What I have learned is that there is a great stigma when it comes to mental disabilities. I actually hate the word disability because the prefix states what one cannot do. I see ADHD more as that... more »

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should not have any statues of limitations on retaliating disabl

I work at uva and was hire by my directer supervisor foreman that i had a disability severe sleep apnea that i loss my cdl lincense was disqualified by a uva doc for falling asleep driving i had a restricted lincense to drive to work but only temporary until i have sleep study done and bipap therpy or give up my operaters my employers at uva they tormented me so and harrassed some how they got another employee health... more »

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Reducing Employer Stigma

I am a mental health professional having worked in the field for over 30 years. One of the biggest barriers in assisting people who have a lived experience in choosing, getting and keeping employment is the stigma around mental illness. One of the most needed areas is the reduction of stigma of mental illness so that everyone has truly equal rights in the workplace. This would include mental health education and more... more »

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Family centered approach in Future PWD Employment

Each family members must be ready and educated at the time of diagnosis of disability of their family members. Such readiness and education needs to start at the when a family member with disability starts rehabilitation process up until the start of first year of schooling. Focal Key person must be assigned to follow up each family in the community to record the progress and education and pre-vocational and vocational... more »

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