Category Archives: Inclusion

A Collaborative Learning Community to Benefit Youth and Young People with Disabilities

The following blog is a cross-post from disability.blog, the official blog of disability.gov. The blog is written by Jessica Queener, Communications and Outreach Manager at the Youth Transitions Collaborative and the National Youth Transitions Center. NCWD/Youth’s host organization, the Institute for Educational Leadership … Continue reading

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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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Intern Perspectives on Poverty & Disability

The following blog post is by Mario Carter, an intern with the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) at the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL). Nearing the end of his internship, Mario shares what he learned from … 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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The ADA Generation: Celebrating Disability Civil Rights Successes

The following blog was written by Sarah Ferrell, an intern with the National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth, housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership. Want to share your own ADA Generation story? In celebration of the 25th anniversary … Continue reading

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The School-to-Prison Pipeline for Children of Color with Disabilities: Diversifying the Fight

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee’s iconic film, Do the Right Thing.  I recently watched it on cable for what seems like the hundredth time.  One of my favorite scenes is when the character Buggin’ Out (played … Continue reading

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“Same Struggle, Different Difference” – Opportunities for Togetherness

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  Dylan Orr, chief of staff for the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. Each June, the LGBTQ+ community … Continue reading

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Meeting the Demands of an Expanding Health Care Workforce

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. If you’ve ever seen the “Because” public service announcement from … 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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