Category Archives: Accommodations

Purple Day for Epilepsy

The following blog is by Erin Seiler, a youth leader with NCWD/Youth’s Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) Team Seize Control. YouthACT is a national project for youth ages 12-25 geared toward getting more youth with disabilities involved as leaders in … Continue reading

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Celebrating 40 Years of IDEA: Supporting Youth, Schools, and Families!

The following blog is by Marissa Sanders, an independent consultant Video Interpreter for Sorenson Communications. Marissa Sanders has worked in disability rights for more than 15 years, previously serving as Executive Director of the West Virginia Commission for  the Deaf … Continue reading

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IDEA Changes Lives: My Experience with Early Intervention

The following blog is a cross-post from the official blog of the U.S. Department of Education. The blog is written by Kelly Coyne, the proud mom of 9.5 year-old twin girls in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities … Continue reading

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Promoting Good Mental Health for Today’s Workforce – and Tomorrow’s

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Rhonda Basha, leader of the Office of Disability Employment’s Youth Policy Team.  May is Mental Health Month, and although it is … Continue reading

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Intellectual Disability and a Path to Overcoming Stigma: My Conversation with Sam

The following cross-posted blog features an interview with Sam, a member of NCWD/Youth’s 2013 YouthACT cohort from the Ala Costa Adult Transition Program (ACAT). The original post is available in full.  We started the ACAT program in 2009 with six students. Sam is … Continue reading

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A Collaborative Pathway to an Accessible Future

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Kathy Martinez, the assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. Over the past few years, I’ve often used this platform to discuss accessible technology … Continue reading

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Planning for a Year of Disability Employment Action

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Kathy Martinez, the assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy.  Early on in his 2014 State of the … Continue reading

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Lauren McCarthy: Living with an Invisible Illness

The following is a cross-post from The Michigan Daily.  At 18 years old, most high-school graduates imagine their soon-to-be college careers as a blur of caffeine induced all-nighters, nearly impossible exams, subsequent celebratory bar crawls, partying until 3 a.m. and … Continue reading

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Addressing Barriers to Career Exploration: My Story

According to research by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), approximately 74% of blind college graduates are unemployed. Even though there is some dispute about the actual percentages, the reality is that blind students often do not come out … Continue reading

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