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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…

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4 Steps For Getting A Job

Being a person with a disability is really hard especially when you would like to have a job. When you are receiving benefits, you don’t know what to do. You don’t know if you will have a job that will pay enough money so you can stop receiving your benefits. The job might not be one that you will like.…

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What does inclusion mean on a personal level?

The word inclusion is the buzz word among people who have disabilities. But this word can take on many meanings. The main theme of this word is centered around education, but this word has different meanings for different people. Today we are going to be talking what inclusion means on a personal level. Definition of Inclusion Before I start explaining…

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Summer jobs Prepare You for Your Career

What did I do during the summers while being in college? Well, I found summer jobs three years in a row. During my sophomore year, I had a Computer Science class where the professor was so nice. His name was Dr. Liu and we just clicked. Actually, for tests, he would come to my dorm room and help me to…

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Getting a Job is so Frustrating but I did IT and so Can You

Last time I talked about summer jobs that I had during college. I had three jobs and they were like they were handed to me. I would agree that Dr. Liu gave me the job, but the other two jobs I had to apply. They accepted me quickly so during my last semester of college, I thought I would have…

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Working at Household International Was Amazing

Last time I talked about how I received a job at Household International. Today I want to tell you what the job did for me. Let’s face it. Working is usually boring and you usually hate it, but I loved it. I don’t mean that it was the perfect job. Yes, there were some frustrating times. Nobody has the perfect…

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John Zwadlo: What Does Disability Awareness Mean to Me?

Our first person, who wrote explaining what disability awareness means to them, is John Zwadlo. He is from Illinois. I met his parents at college. He wrote: [caption id="attachment_3513" align="alignnone" width="200"] John Zwadlo[/caption] My name is John. I have CP. I am disabled but it is not more important word than my name. We can work and play and make…

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What is National Disability Employment Awareness Month?

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. What is this? This is to make sure that companies hire people who have disabilities. People aren’t being hired as a result of companies being scared. This is because they have a lot of misconceptions. 3 Misconceptions One of the misconceptions that companies have is that people with disabilities are lazy. This is…

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A Complete and Easy Guide to Learn About CP

Today we are going to be talking about Cerebral Palsy (CP) in depth. I thought it is really important to understand what it is and the history of it. I hope that this post will be a guide about Cerebral Palsy that everyone can share with others. Every year there are 10,000 babies who are born with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral…

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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