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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 […]
November 29, 2017

Bronx Independent Living Services Job Opportunity

Position: Transition Specialist (2) Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS) is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to empowering all people with disabilities to understand and exercise their civil and human rights in order to live fully integrated lives in mainstream society. BILS assists individuals by providing them the necessary tools to make informed decisions about their own lives through access to education, skills development, and access to the appropriate resources. On a systemic level, BILS is […]
November 28, 2017

Message from Council of State Administrator of Vocational Rehabilitation – Potential elimination of the public VR Program and other programs as a result of Senate and House proposed tax reform plans.

In 1986, I received funding from vocational rehabilitation in New Hampshire to be able to attend university. Being able to go to university to study television radio and film has allowed me to have the career that I have. And while after 16 years I do not work in television anymore, my career only continues to grow as a business owner and advocate for individuals with disabilities. None of this would be possible without Voc […]
November 27, 2017

Crossmark Job Opportunity – Pittsburgh, PA

NOW RECRUITING PRODUCT / EVENT DEMONSTRATOR PART TIME Location: US-PA-Pittsburgh CROSSMARK is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, CROSSMARK has more than 25,000 employees with offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.  If you’re a trailblazer, problem solver, creative thinker with an appetite to learn join […]
October 24, 2017

CORNELL FORUM: Technology Changes Everything: Innovating to Include People of All Abilities in a More Diverse Workforce October 26-27, 2017, NYC

Registration is free – please join us! (Please pre-register to be sure that a space is available for you.) Forum location: Baruch College, One Bernard Baruch Way (Corner of 24th Street/Lexington Ave) New York, NY  10010, Room 14-220, 14th Floor Forum dates:  October 26 (12:00pm registration, 1:00-5:00pm, with reception 5:00 -7:00pm) and October 27, (8:30am registration, 9:00am–5:00pm) Details:  Through several panels and keynote speakers, this forum will highlight existing and emerging innovations promoting greater disability […]
October 17, 2017

REPOSTING: Job Opportunity: Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York

Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York (SBANENY) is a small growing community-based organization whose primary mission is to enhance the lives of people living with Spina Bifida. We provide support services to individuals with Spina Bifida as well as their families and the professionals who serve them. Executive Director Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York (SBANENY) 30 hours/week on average, includes some evenings and weekends POSITION SUMMARY (Complete job description and application available […]

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January 28, 2014

Strong words, but any follow up Mr. President?

While America is looking at another deep-freeze in our weather, we are starting to see the “spring” of economic opportunity for people with disabilities. But, like the returning polar vortex we should be aware that we could easily fall back into the deep freeze of economic repression without action. In the State of the Union speech, we will hear talk of economic opportunity for the long-term unemployed. We will listen for the minimum wage increase […]
April 2, 2014

Power of Positive People in Ability

Last week, I was invited to Direct Employers #DEAM14 national conference in Washington DC. I was invited to be the keynote speaker at the end of their three-day conference. Most of the conference was dedicated towards Section 503 – how federal contractors need to include recruiting people with disabilities and create an open employment environment for those to disclose their different-ability in 2014 and beyond. As I was preparing for my talk I had the […]
September 29, 2014

USBLN Day 1 – Mentor/Mentee

#USBLN14 Today I had the opportunity to join the future leaders Summit for four hours USBLN conference. In the neighborhood of 40 students with disabilities around the country coming together to talk about their dreams and hopes in regards to employment. Also in the room, mentors from businesses as diverse as Northrop Grumman, NBC Comcast and yours truly at Our Ability Inc. The best conversation talked about the transition from high school to college, college […]
January 5, 2015

PwC Hosts Students in Explore: Ability Boston, NY, LA, Atlanta and Chicago

Boston 1/20/15 Apply to Attend Boston Here NYC 1/23/15 – Apply to Attend NYC Here LA 1/23/15 – Apply to Attend LA Here Atlanta 1/14/15 Apply to Attend Atlanta Here Chicago 1/22/15 Apply to Attend Chicago Here Attention Job Seekers – PwC – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP – is re branding its Disability Mentoring Day program, and PwC is excited to share that we have opened for applications for Explore: Ability. This is an exclusive half-day program […]