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Coronavirus Strains Safety Net for People With Disabilities

About one in four Americans has some form of disability, making them more vulnerable to Covid-19 BY ELIZABETH KOH, STAFF WRITER, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Published: April 20, 2020) Damian Gregory worries about the things that have quickly become normal to worry about in the coronavirus era: Is there Clorox at the grocery store this […]


Walmart’s new corporate policy may cost man with cerebral palsy his job

WNEP/CNN REPORTS MONROE TOWNSHIP, PA – Adam Catlin has been a greeter at the Walmart store near Selinsgrove for about 10 years. “When the customers come in, I greet the customers,’ Catlin explained, “and then if they have a return, I scan it and put a sticker on it.” He loves his job and doesn’t […]

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Turnover rate for those aiding disabled clients rivals retail, fast-food industries

By RITA PRICE, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Although their chronically low wages showed modest gains last year, frontline workers who provide support and care to Ohioans with disabilities still left their jobs in droves. A new survey by the Ohio Provider Resource Association found that employee turnover in 2017 climbed to 61 percent — a staggering […]

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She cleaned for $3.49 an hour. A gas station just offered her $11.25.

By DANIELLE PAQUETTE, THE WASHINGTON POST Colton Channon needed just 90 minutes each day. Every morning for about a month, in training designed for him, the high school senior with an intellectual disability practiced making steel brackets for trucks at a Des Moines factory. The skill took more than a few tries to master. But […]

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In major shift, state expands work opportunities for young people with disabilities

By Chris Serres, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) Liz McGrory says she buried her face in her hands and wept on the day last summer when a state job counselor asked her a seemingly innocuous question: “If your son could have his chance at a dream job, what would that be?” Charlie is 22 and has […]

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Bevin creates task force to help disabled get jobs

Governor Bevins signs Executive Order establishing the Kentucky Work Matters Task Force COURIER-JOURNAL By Tom Loftus FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday signed an order creating a high-level task force to recommend ways to eliminate obstacles that the disabled often confront in finding a job. At a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, Bevin […]