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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 […]
July 23, 2013

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August 19, 2013

Inspirational Speaker Doug Hamlin with Students

Doug Hamlin puts people at ease with his daily activities living in a wheelchair.  Doug shares this message with school-age students, organizations and business leaders around the country. Our Ability produced this message as a way to inspire schools to include disability inclusion programs in their educational portfolio.  Both Doug and I realize by changing the perception of students at an early age, we can support disability inclusion in higher education and employment for generations […]
September 2, 2013

Getting Back to Work

Labor Day is upon us again!  Where did summer go? How are we sharing our Holiday?  Brandon is home with his new addition to his family – congrats Brandon and Sue Ellen!  Doug and Pam Hamlin are unpacking in their new residence in Central New York!  And, while three Robinson’s are going back to school in a week – I will be out speaking this Labor Day to Canisius College’s athletic department on Monday.  I […]
October 28, 2013

Storm Sandy, NYSARC Trust Services and One Year Later…

One year ago, New York City and the surrounding area was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. All of us watched the effects it had on everyday people. I’m sure very few of us had the experience that Eileen Giglio had last year. Eileen lives in New York with the support of her family, her attendant and NYSARC Trust Services. Eileen’s attendant Margaret Amo has a spirit and passion for the individuals she works with. We see […]