Monthly Archives: April 2014

Celebrate Poetry Month: Connecting Youth with Disabilities to the Disability Community

There are many things to celebrate during the month of April. I don’t look forward to people playing pranks on me and am not particularly excited about April Fools’ Day. Neither of my thumbs is green, so I am not as … 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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Celebrating a Disability Rights Pioneer

The following is a cross-post from Homeroom, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Education. The blog is by Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education. Ed Roberts is … Continue reading

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