Joyce Bender posing at the FDR Memorial

REMEMBERING PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT (FDR)

Last week, I traveled to DC to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the FDR Memorial. Most people don’t realize how big of a deal it is that the memorial now

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Great Disability Community Reads

Disability civil rights is rarely taught in schools, even colleges. This week, we are sharing some suggested reading for celebrating the lives and talents from this community. Happy reading! No

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Mental Health Disability Disclosure at Work: A Candid Discussion of Why We Don’t Disclose Part 3

As we continue the discussion of why employees living with mental health disabilities aren’t comfortable disclosing their disability, I want to focus on understanding that mental health really is a

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Volunteers

Support for Ukrainians with Disabilities

As a proud board member of the World Institute on Disability (WID), I strongly urge you to support the efforts of the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration (GADRA) in

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5 Impactful Actions that Honor Autism Awareness Month

The Autistic Community defines Autism from a perspective of neurodiversity. Like the Deaf Community believes that Deafness is not something that needs cured, the Autistic Community believes that Autism is

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Something Great and Life Changing Will Happen

This week we wanted to take a moment to share an interview with an employee we are so proud of, Christopher, or as we know him, CJ. CJ graduated with

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Maintaining Employment when Experiencing Long-COVID

It is estimated that millions of people will be joining the disability community due to experiencing PASC (Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection), more widely known as post-COVID or long COVID.

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The Forgotten Consumer: People with Disabilities

We talk regularly about people with disabilities as an untapped labor pool, representing more than 10 million people in the United States, but people with disabilities also represent the third

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Mental Health Disability Disclosure at Work: A Candid Discussion of Why We Don’t Disclose Part 2

Last month, we began the discussion of why employees living with mental health disabilities aren’t comfortable disclosing their disability. This month, I want to continue this candid discussion by addressing

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Breaking the Cipher: The Application Code

When looking for a career opportunity, it sometimes can feel like there is a cipher that must be broken before you can decode the language of applications and job postings.

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