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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. 

The Intersection of Customized Employment and Homelessness

By Larry Russock on October 28, 2016

For over 35 years, people have known about best practices and evidence-based approaches to support employment for people with intellectual disabilities. Still a majority of job seekers only learn about and/or participate in systems that utilize ‘...

Workplace Accommodations Are an Integral Part of Disability Inclusion

By Anne Hirsh on October 26, 2016

Inclusion works, and at the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), we can tell you – with research to back it up – that the benefits employers receive from implementing effective workplace accommodations far outweigh the low cost. We call this research...

Dads Who Are Breaking Stereotypes About Disability Employment

By Scott Monette on October 24, 2016

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a topic that is important to me on both a professional and personal level.

High Expectations

By Rose Sloan on October 17, 2016

I have a deep appreciation for my mom because she always had the courage to stand up for me.

From Screen to Society: How Television Increases Disability Inclusion

By Margaret Breihan on October 11, 2016

We may watch television to relax, but watching that screen can also widen our world view.

In The Know: Best Practices in Employee Retention and Return-to-Work

By LEAD Center on September 2, 2016

As workers age, they may acquire disabilities, so corporations would be wise to think about cost-effective ways of providing workplace accommodations. What best practices can companies put in place to address the needs of all employees while staying...

In The Know: Leave as an Accommodation

By LEAD Center on August 19, 2016

Did you know that under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an employee with a disability can request the use of accrued paid leave or the use of unpaid leave as a reasonable accommodation?