Monthly Archives: May 2014

Expect. Employ. Empower.

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, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. As assistant secretary of labor for disability employment … Continue reading

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Cat Videos, Game of Thrones, and Mental Health?

  This past weekend, I (assuredly along with milennials across the country) fell down the all too familiar internet searching rabbit hole. In the hours lost watching cat videos, Game of Thrones GIFs, and tutorials on how to properly fold … 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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