Accepted Changes

Soha MohammedI think it’s safe to say that everyone is secretly praying for 2020 to be over. As we approach the end of October, I’m still trying to make sense of it all – friends have been disconnected, some have lost their loved ones to COVID-19, and many have lost their jobs. Continue reading “Accepted Changes”

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2020

David SpearsU.S. Department of Labor News Release:
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that “Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the 2020 theme for October’s annual observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Continue reading “National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2020”

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

David SpearsIn March of each year, the State of Texas recognizes March as Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month. Governor Gregg Abbott has again issued a proclamation this month as an opportunity to raise awareness of the role we all have in working together to make Texas more inclusive and accessible. The following is a repost from The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Continue reading “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month”

The Ability to do things Different

David SpearsPeople may not be aware that folks with a disability can perform most projects just as well as anyone else can, only differently. For example, walking is not the method I use for mobility, but I still get to where I need to go just the same by using a wheelchair. While driving my car, I may not put my foot on the pedal, but rather my hand on the hand control to “push on it” rather than “step on it!” Those seemingly opposite actions have the same result (and usually a traffic ticket). At work, it’s the same: I may not complete projects the way others might, but I achieve the same results with the same high-quality standard. Continue reading “The Ability to do things Different”