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Expect, Employ, Empower! Recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Every October we recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s employees with disabilities. The Barber National Institute (BNI) celebrated NDEAM with … Continue reading

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Landmark Agreement Helps Adults With Disabilities Enter the Competitive Workplace

Last week the Justice Department announced a “landmark” agreement with the state of Rhode Island, which was found to have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by segregating adults with disabilities in workshops and day facilities. Over the next ten … Continue reading

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Now Hiring! Adult Training Programs Prepare Individuals with Disabilities to Join the Workforce

As a parent we often focus on getting through the school year and seldom have the time to ponder what happens after graduation.  At BNI we have a program that supports young adults as they transition from school life to … Continue reading

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The Journey to Employment: Celebrating NDEAM

Mike Shultz, a former early intervention student, who attended preschool at ELBS, went on to graduate from Central High and has been employed at Plastek for one year recently shared his journey to employment.  A dream come true! He is … Continue reading

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Have You Heard of Extraordinary Ventures?

Yesterday I was at the gym lifting weights and listening to Squawk Box. My ears perked up as I heard the host talking about employment of persons with disabilities. The panel members were beginning a discussion on the need for … Continue reading

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In Tuesday’s blog I wrote about my son Ryan’s Workforce Training Program at the Barber National Institute as the first step on his journey to employment.  For persons with disabilities, this journey is challenging.  We have included persons with disabilities … Continue reading

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