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January 22, 2018

2018 Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is proud to be an official host church for the 2018 Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.  Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. This worldwide movement is already set to take place in 2018 in all 50 states and 15 countries around the world…and the numbers continue to grow! Every guest of […]
January 18, 2018

Employment First in NY – in Name Only

January 2018 – John Robinson Gov. Cuomo came out with his budget one week after the State of the State (in which he never mentioned disability). In November 2017, Our Ability had the chance to sit down and request funding to continue our initiative to employ individuals with disabilities in New York. We requested funds to continue our support of the Employment First initiative. In the 2014 Employment First executive order, Gov. Cuomo stated: Equality […]
January 4, 2018

Gov. Cuomo #CripTheVote, if you’re running for president.

In listening to the entire State of the State speech, New York can be proud of its social justice platform. But, there is work to do in regard to disability. People with disabilities were not mentioned once in the address. Our advocacy community in New York State must be included in the social justice conversation. Let Our Ability and our New York Business Leadership Network help Gov. Andrew Cuomo achieve this goal. If Gov. Cuomo […]
January 4, 2018

Texas Health Resources – Job Opportunity

Company Name: Texas Health Resources Position Title: RN Medical Surgical Units Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex Texas Location: Dallas, Texas 75231, United States Many Shifts Available Days, Nights, Part Time and PRN Locations: Alliance (North Fort Worth), Allen, Dallas, Denton, HEB, Plano Why work for Texas Health Resources? https://www.texashealth.org/careers/Pages/About-Texas-Health-Resources-and-North-Texas.aspx 6 of the 9 of our hospitals are Magnet level hospitals! THR was voted #33 of Top Places to Work by 100 Best Places to Work in the United States! THR […]
January 3, 2018

The Research Foundation Suny Job Openings

The Research Foundation supports The State University of New York by assisting campuses in their efforts to increase research activity, protect University-developed intellectual property, provide high-quality administrative support for research and other sponsored programs conducted by SUNY faculty. View our current open positions: http://www.rfsuny.org/About-Us/Careers/RF-Central-Office-Job-Openings/  
December 22, 2017
John Robinson, Our Ability

Our Ability Alliance Annual Report 2017: Employment New York

Employment New York 2017 Our Ability Alliance Annual Report: Where We Stand in New York State and How to Move Forward Executive Summary In September 2014, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 136 establishing New York State as an employment first state and assigning the Employment First Commission (EFC) to develop the State’s employment first policy. The EFC issued a report in March 2015 which contained three major goals: 5% increase in the employment rate of […]
January 6, 2015

Guest Blog on Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita

By Jen Mohn This is a guest blog entry from Jen Mohn, daughter of Diane Johnson. Jen’s daughter has Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, and AMC awareness day is June 30, 2015. Please wear blue on June 30 to raise awareness and to support individuals with this condition. Please read the blog entry to get a glance into AMC and the challenges individuals with AMC Face. In her 4 years with her daughter, Jen and her family […]
March 10, 2015

Time To Put a Stop to Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying and Disability One day after a football game several years ago, I noticed a young man about 20 years old taking a cell phone movie of me while I was walking around the college campus. In that instance, I realized someone was going to use their anonymity and cell phone technology to entertain themselves. And that stung. Futhermore, this guy was going to “share” this experience with others. And that bothered me. While technology […]
March 11, 2015

Highlighting people with disabilities: The Super Bowl and Changing the Face of Beauty

By Julie M. Gerhart-Rothholz (@jmgerhart) Each year, the Super Bowl is watched as much for its commercials as for the football game. I wonder how a company makes a decision to spend millions for 30 seconds, so I watch the game, but I watch the commercials more closely. This year, I was pleasantly surprised to see that three, yes three, Super Bowl commercials featured individuals with disabilities, and it made me wonder, is 2015 the […]
August 10, 2015

Boy with Rare Disease Needs Service Dog…

Our Ability was asked to help find a service dog – please read post from his mom Renee Yager Farrell … Callen is an energetic four year old boy that is diagnosed with a rare Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease called Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia of Infancy. For the time being, he is on oxygen continuously. He has been on oxygen for two and a half years. The amount of time that he will continue to need full-time oxygen […]