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

December 17, 2013

Updated Video Blog on Section 503

November 21, 2013

Chamber, Our Ability and Spilled Coffee

Today I had the opportunity to work with the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce. They are in the midst of the membership drive, and I was invited to come give my two cents. I shared table space with people from banking to dry cleaning. We produce videos and human resource seminars! Not a normal connection…but here comes the connectivity. While sitting there, I realize that I have made most of my connections locally with Our Ability […]
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 […]
September 30, 2013

What is Disability?

discrimination is prohibited against “a qualified individual on the basis of disability.” What is Disability? Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act has had a few very important changes in the past few weeks, not the least of these are the definition of ‘disability.” In 2009, the ADAAA addressed the need to broaden the definition of disability – modifying key terms to help those to identify what is a disability. At Our Ability, we are helping […]
September 10, 2013

Marketing to People with Disabilities: It’s Good Business

Mark Hogan and I have known each other for the past 12 years. We have become friends, through our wives friendship. Recently, we’ve had the opportunity to share marketing stories with one another. Over coffee this morning, I mentioned this wonderful video produced by Guinness. Mark has a very well-written blog. He takes a look at businesses with an interesting marketing platform then goes in-depth about their successes and failures. I have enjoyed reading his […]
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 […]