Journey2014

Together, we all have the ability to overcome personal obstacles and build stronger lives for those of us with challenges.

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 […]
June 30, 2014

#Journey2014 – Day 1

NiaWanda Park in Tonawanda New York – Today we begin Journey 2014. It has been a long 365 days for Our Ability, from disability workshops, motivational speaking, building Our Ability Connect, video production as well as general advocacy. While there so much to do still and so much we have accomplished, we are proud to be back on the Erie Canal. The Erie Canal is a symbol for economic development in this country from the […]
July 6, 2014

Day 7 – #Journey2014 is at 194 Miles

Genesis 2:2 – “…He (in this case we) rested on the seventh day.” Week one is complete, and it has been all that we had hoped for and more. I cannot recap the whole week, but I’d like to observe a few things that are much different than last year. This has been an extremely emotional week for us. While last year had emotional ups and downs, this year has been even more powerful for […]
July 7, 2014

Journey Along the Erie Canal II – Week 1 – Doug’s Reflections

One week ago today I was awake at 1:15am, as I am tonight, excited about the Journey. Last week I was apprehensive about actually being able to complete each day. I was not able to last year and I still had no way to know if my new bike and increased training schedule were enough to do the job. It turns out they were! The 194 miles that we all rode last week were extremely […]
July 8, 2014

Brutal Day 8 but we Achieve

Day eight- brutal Yesterday we started the day with an event with the ARCs of Onondaga, Madison, Cortland Counties. We started it at Chittenango New York in the Erie Canal Museum. We had a wonderful event with proclamations and discussion of employment and outcomes for people disabilities. We always knew that this day was going to be a longest. On paper, it is 45 miles from Chittenango to Utica-lock 20. We were excited because this […]