Monthly Archives: October 2011

Connecting Youth with Role Models, Mentors, and Work Experiences during National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Recently, a good friend asked me who I considered to be my role model when I was growing up. While I could think of a host of people that I looked up to throughout the years, from my own mother … Continue reading

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Workers with Disabilities: An Investment in the Future

This blog entry is a cross posting from the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Labor, re-published with permission from the U.S. DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy, which funds the National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth). … Continue reading

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Green Jobs Resource Guide – Helping Chart a Path for Careers in the Green Industry

All youth need opportunities to explore a range of career options and pathways in order to make informed decisions about employment, further education, and training as they transition to adulthood (Learn more about this and other components of the Guideposts … Continue reading

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Disability History: Why It Matters to Me

In recognition of Disability History Week, NCWD/Youth is pleased to welcome guest blogger Emalie Fogg who discusses why disability history matters for all people and how to promote inclusion of disability history in school curriculum. Learning about disability history is … Continue reading

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Apples and Oranges: Which College Really Costs Less?

It’s October already, which means it’s time for high school seniors (and others) to begin seriously exploring their postsecondary options, if they haven’t started already. Youth and families—and the youth service professionals who work with them—need to be aware of … Continue reading

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Not Just at School: When Bullying Happens in the Workplace

Part of my responsibilities as a disability advocate for PACER is to answer questions from families of youth with disabilities, professionals, and youth themselves. Over the years, I have taken several calls from or about people with disabilities struggling in … Continue reading

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Registered Apprenticeship: A Job Training Opportunity that Pays YOU

This is Part 3 of a blog series on Registered Apprenticeship. Today’s blog provides information to youth about exploring registered apprenticeship as a postsecondary option. See Part 1 and Part 2 which provide guidance for youth service professionals. Are you … Continue reading

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Disability Mentoring Day Connects Job Seekers with Disabilities to Employers Nationwide

embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube DirektVideo about Disability Mentoring Day October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Each … Continue reading

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