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By Rebecca Salon on July 26, 2017Rebecca 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.
By Dr. Debra Kissen on May 30, 2017As 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.
By LEAD Center on April 27, 2017Alex Ghenis, an ABLE account holder, shares his personal experience with ABLE, and how ABLE accounts can provide employment support for people with disabilities.
By Larry Russock on October 28, 2016For 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 ‘...
By Anne Hirsh on October 26, 2016Inclusion 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...
By Scott Monette on October 24, 2016National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a topic that is important to me on both a professional and personal level.
By Rose Sloan on October 17, 2016I have a deep appreciation for my mom because she always had the courage to stand up for me.
By Margaret Breihan on October 11, 2016We may watch television to relax, but watching that screen can also widen our world view.
By LEAD Center on September 2, 2016As 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...
By LEAD Center on August 19, 2016Did 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?