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Able Accounts Allow You to Work and Keep Receiving Your Benefits

The United States is the land of opportunities for everybody. People can get their college degree or start their own business or climb the corporate ladder or write a book that sells millions of copies. The opportunities are endless for all people. If you are a person with a disability, you have money from the government for your personal assistants…

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What is Walmart Doing to Their Greeters?

What is Walmart doing? I ask the question again - what the heck is Walmart doing? They are doing away with greeters around the country. I personally know one of the greeters who was let go after twenty years. You are asking what are greeters? They are employees who are by the doors welcoming people in and saying come back…

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Autism in the Workplace – How is it Working Out?

I recently watched a video about how companies are starting to hire more people with Autism in the workplace, and I don't mean the low paying jobs either. They are computer programmer jobs, lawyers and any other job. SAP, Microsoft, and about 50 other big companies are seeing the benefit of hiring people with Autism. I think this is awesome,…

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Socialization and Disabilities Have to Go Together

Life needs socialization, and I don’t mean just parties but actually talking to others. We as human beings, learn how to socialize as we are growing up. With people with disabilities especially when they are born with a disability, they usually don’t learn how to socialize right away. Since people with disabilities are behind the eight ball with socialization from…

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Advocacy and Confidence Employment for People with Disabilities

A person with a disability must consider the effects of employment on your physical and mental well-being. I resigned my position, as a claims representative with the Social Security Administration. It was because I did not fully consider these factors before accepting the job. In the morning,  I woke up at 4:30 to complete my daily routine. I was suffering…

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Employment Among People With Disabilities Has Not Improved – Why?

The unemployment rate is the lowest in many years. Women unemployment is the lowest and the black unemployment is the lowest ever. Employment among people with disabilities has not improved. I was thinking about it and was feeling that companies were the problem. Although they are the problem to a point, it is not completely their fault. Corporate World I…

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What Are You Doing For Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month?

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and you might be wondering why we need a month for this. This is a good question to ask. You might be saying Cerebral Palsy is a common disability and this may be true for some people but not all. For people who have CP, they are usually around other people who know about…

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Have You Heard About H.R. 620 Lately?

We know what the Americans with Disabilities Act is and the Rehabilitation of 1973, but do you know what H.R. 620 is? I think most people don’t know what it is because it was just passed by the House on February 15 this year. Did you hear about this? Probably not, because we are being bombarded with the killing of…

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5 Myths About People w/ Disabilities At Work

People with disabilities are highly undervalued in the workplace, and can contribute just as much as anyone else if they have the right mindset.Children with disabilities have dreams at a young age like any other child does.. Some want to be teachers, others want to be doctors, yet others want to be firemen. Some of these kids have disabilities which…

USEFUL LINKS

General Information About CP

United Cerebral Palsy has a site that is filled with useful information about CP. They explain the different types of Cerebral Palsy. They can help you to find assistance if you need it. I say this site is the main place to learn what CP is all about. 
Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder marking muscle coordination. In most cases, cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that develops while the baby is still in utero or during or shortly after birth. Comprehensive information about cerebral palsy and most common types can be found at Cerebral Palsy Guidance.
Cerebral Palsy Group is a robust site that provides “high quality, medically-reviewed data” on everything related to CP, as well as financial and legal help, treatment and therapy resources. There is a number to speak with a case worker as well.
 

Disability & Employment

Dreamscape Foundation is an organization that helps people with disabilities to find jobs. They also help people with rare disabilities have a better life.
Monster.com offers tips on how to get a job if you are a person with disability. 
Disabled World offers information on equal employment opportunity and disability, as well as links to resources from other worldwide employment organizations and agencies, including websites for persons with disability looking for work, disability job vacancies, and jobs working from home. 

I co-wrote a book entitled “They said We Couldn’t” with my friend Lisa Cesal about our lives with Cerebral Palsy. We want to spread the message that people who have Cerebral Palsy can do anything they want in life.

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