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Leading Disability Employers

Did you hear? The National Organization on Disability just announced the winners of the 2016 Leading Disability Employer Seal. Join us in congratulating them! Here they are:  Leading Employer Seal Winners How many winners have a West Virginia presence?...

Best and Worst States for People with Disabilities to Get Jobs

This article doesn’t paint West Virginia in a very favorable light.  What are we going to do about it? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-laszlo-mizrahi/best-and-worst-states-for_b_9714626.html?utm_hp_ref=impact&ir=Impact%C2%A7ion=us_impact...

Software to Prepare for Job Interviews!

Job interviews are stressful for everyone. For people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or other developmental disabilities, who often struggle to communicate effectively or read social cues accurately, the job interview can be a major barrier to employment. The Dan Marino Foundation has created a software program called VITA DMF...

WVADE Quarterly Meeting April 28 & 29, 2016

Dear West Virginia CRP Executive, You’re invited to join your colleagues from the CRP Community and our allies as we learn, teach and discuss ways to better create employment opportunities for people with disabilities through collaborative efforts. We will get together on April 38 and 29 at Flatwoods Days...

Funding for Students with Disabilities

Here is a link to a scholarship program for students with disabilities:   http://www.aahd.us/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/AAHDScholarship2016-17-1.pdf   The AAHD Scholarship Program supports students with disabilities pursuing higher education. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, health promotion, disability studies, to include...