Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Vision for the Next Twenty Years of ADA

This is the fifth and final blog in NCWD/Youth’s week-long blog series in commemoration of the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Due to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the past 21 years have … Continue reading

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Navigating ADA in the Private Sector: A Driver’s Lesson (Reflections on the Anniversary of ADA: Part 2)

As we celebrate the 21st anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this week, NCWD-Youth’s Director, Curtis Richards, reflects on his own experiences under the ADA in this second of a two part series. As we … Continue reading

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The Disability Rights Movement & 21 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

NCWD/Youth is commemorating the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which is July 26, 2011, with a series of blogs on the meaning of ADA. In today’s blog, guest blogger Emalie Fogg reflects on how learning about disability … Continue reading

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Getting My First Job: If Only…….What If???? (Reflections on the Anniversary of ADA)

As the disability community celebrates the 21st anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this week, NCWD-Youth’s Director, Curtis Richards, reflects on his own experiences with disability discrimination before ADA in this first of a two-part … Continue reading

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – An “ADA Generation” Perspective

NCWD/Youth is commemorating the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which is July 26, 2011, with a series of blogs on the meaning of ADA.  Tell us what ADA means to you by leaving a comment. My first … Continue reading

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Supports Engagement & Success of All Youth

A young mother is pushing her toddler in a stroller across the street.  An elderly woman is leaving CVS pushing a cart full of beauty products.  There’s a young man jogging to catch the “walk” sign as the crossing signal … Continue reading

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Youth & Employers Connect through Summer Career Exploration

  Summer jobs are increasingly hard for young people to obtain these days, but thankfully youth programs across the country are offering other types of opportunities for young people to engage in career preparation and work-based learning. One such program … Continue reading

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Access, Fairness, Respect, and Confidentiality: Part 2 on Ethics and Boundaries in Workforce Development

In our last blog, we started talking about issues of ethics and boundaries for professionals working with youth in the workforce development field. Check out Part 1 of this blog for some definitions and guidance on ethics and boundaries during … Continue reading

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Don’t Even Go There! Ethics and Boundaries in Workforce Development – Part 1 of 2

Most of us who work in youth programs are doing the work we do because we care about other people and want to support them in reaching their full potential in work, school, home, and daily living.  Although we can … Continue reading

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Social Networking: Controlling Your Online Reputation & Cyber Disclosure

Last week, the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) joined the social networking site Facebook (“Like” us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on this blog and other news from NCWD/Youth), becoming one of its 600 million plus … Continue reading

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