Hiring Myths – The ADA Connection

Photo 57 (2)When employers interview new job candidates, and specifically job candidates with disabilities, apprehension or fear could be a “natural” feeling one might experience. But that shouldn’t and doesn’t have to be the case! Continue reading “Hiring Myths – The ADA Connection”

Dave’s Top Ten

DavidDave’s Top Ten today counts down the top ten reasons a company should consider hiring people who might have a disability. According to the latest census, 10% of people age 18-64 have a disability. This group of people represents the largest “open” minority in the United States. What I mean by “open” is the fact that any person at any time can unintentionally become disabled and join the group sometime in their life. Needless to say, 10% represents a rather large number of people who are “work ready.”
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People First?


Four years ago in October, I started this journey of Disability Navigator for Workforce Solutions. During this time, I have learned and trained many individuals on how to hire, communicate, and work with people with disabilities. This has been a job applicable to not only the work place but life as a whole. While watching the news a few weeks ago, I saw a story about a runner with no vision and the title of the story was “Blind Runner.” I know we all have labels, but do you want to be called by your label or be considered an individual first? I would not want to be called “Short Person” for the rest of my life. However, there are other phrases that can be more hurtful than calling someone short. Here are some things I’ve learned about communicating with individuals with disabilities. Continue reading “People First?”