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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
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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 27, 2016
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Prologue for Journey 2016 – #JourneytoWork

Day one was the opposite of last year. While it rained last year in Buffalo, today we had a beautiful sunny day leaving Canalside Park. We cycled the 14 miles along the Niagara River in the mouth of the Erie Canal with 15 people. As we approach the end, we realized how hot we will be in the next few days. Much like life, we had our obstacles. We had our first injury of the morning […]
June 28, 2016
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New trails, new riders, new speed records. #JourneytoWork

By Doug Hamlin, Our Ability – see more on Facebook The second day of Journey 2016 was awesome! Senator Ortt, Kevin Kerins from the Canal Corp, Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled and Opportunities Unlimited were there to see us off and remind us just why we do this thing! High praise for the Canal Corporation for trail upgrades between Tonawanda and Lockport. We got to our lunch in Lockport is a record (for us) two […]
June 29, 2016
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Small Towns and Loyal Supporters – #JourneytoWork

By Pam Hamlin – Blogger and Doug’s Biggest Supporter As a guest blogger I chose to write about the section of the trail between Medina and Spencerport. It is absolutely one of my favorite sections to ride! I love riding with the original Canal to my right, the growing cornfields and picturesque wheat fields to my left, and talking to some of my favorite people as we ride our bikes in between. Today we left […]
June 30, 2016
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Day Three of the Journey Along the Erie Canal

By Anthony Tassarotti Day three of the Journey Along the Erie Canal, Spencerport to Fairport, is in the books. Today was an easier day for the group, as we only did 27 miles on mostly paved trail. What slows us down, and beats up our bodies are the stone dust sections of the trail. Luckily, we have not had rain, so those stone dust paths are not muddy quagmires. Still, they are rough and don’t […]