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What the ADA Means to Our Family

By LEAD Center on July 23, 2018

In LEAD Center's newest blog, Alison Nodvin Barkoff and her brother, Evan Nodvin, share how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has impacted their family, commemorate its 28th anniversary, and urge others to keep advocating for progress. 

Building Credit and Community: A Look Inside Louisville’s LABS Pilot Program

By Kyle Durbin on April 26, 2018

In LEAD Center's new blog, Kyle Durbin from the Office of Financial Empowerment at Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Resilience and Community Services in Louisville, KY,  discusses a new pilot program called LABS. 

My Dream Job: On the Importance of Networking

By Alec Frazier on March 29, 2018

In LEAD Center's newest blog, Alec Frazier, Director, Autistic Reality, discusses disability employment, shares his employment journey as an individual with autism, and highlights the importance of networking. He also provides some of his best...

Double Duty: Hire a Veteran with a Disability

By Marlene Ulisky on November 9, 2017

In LEAD Center's new blog, Marlene Ulisky, Financial Empowerment & Disability Benefits Manager at National Disability Institute, talks about how the military engrains many skills that are transferable to civilian jobs and how hiring a veteran...

Inclusion Drives Innovation: The Mobile Accommodation Solution App

By Lou Orslene on October 24, 2017

In LEAD's newest blog, Lou Orslene, Co-Director of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), talks about Mobile Accommodation Solution (MAS). MAS is a new mobile workplace accommodation case management app to help U.S. businesses create inclusive...

Your First Job Should Not Be Your Last

By Nancy Boutot on October 12, 2017

I want a job, or two, or three… Can you answer the following question? On a load chart, values above the bold line mean:

Showing the World That ‘Inclusion Drives Innovation’

By Campaign for Disability Employment Team on October 3, 2017

The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) shares information on their national effort aimed at shaping attitudes and improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and how their work intersects with October being National...

The Transformative Power of Work and Inclusion: Reflections on the Americans with Disabilities Act

By Rebecca Salon on July 26, 2017

Rebecca Salon, Project Director for LEAD, shares her perspective on the transformative power of work and reflects on the Americans with Disabilities Act, 27 years after it was signed into law.

How to Minimize Job Search Blues and Maximize Job Search Excitement

By Dr. Debra Kissen on May 30, 2017

As a way of commemorating Mental Health Awareness Month, the LEAD Center asked Dr. Debra Kissen to outline strategies people with psychiatric and other disabilities can use to maintain or improve their mental health while looking for work.

Using an ABLE Account for Employment Support

By LEAD Center on April 27, 2017

Alex Ghenis, an ABLE account holder, shares his personal experience with ABLE, and how ABLE accounts can provide employment support for people with disabilities.