disabilities

Spread the Word>>Inclusion

Founded by two youth leaders in 2009 as Spread the Word to End the Word, the campaign focused its first 10 years on addressing a particularly powerful form of exclusion: the word ‘retard(ed)’. In 2017, 70% of teens said they vocalized the wrong and demeaning use of the R-word when it used in conversation, up nearly 50% since 2009.  Over 10 years, leaders and self-advocates collected millions of digital and physical… Read more

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The Ultimate Resource Toolkit for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Contributor: Erica Francis, readyjob.org It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic has presented unique career-related circumstances to navigate, making the process of finding and keeping a job that much more challenging. That said, there’s still hope for all of us. Arm yourself with the right resources, tips, and support, and you’ll soon find the… Read more

Parent/Guardian Survey Verifying Functional Skills and Environments

Experience has taught me that students with moderate/severe disabilities, who are receiving functional services, often have families that are simply stressed.  These are folks who don’t have the time or inclination to complete a form.  These are sometimes the families who do not return forms sent to them from school.  The importance of the needed… Read more

High School Bands Become Champions for Kids with Disabilities

By Tina Calabro As fall turns to winter, high school football fields are suddenly without their determined athletes and rousing marching bands. The autumn rituals haven't changed much over the years, but in one important way they have. More students with disabilities are making their way in the mainstream of high school life, and many… Read more