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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 […]
August 30, 2013

New 503 Regulations and Your Business!

Not mentioned in this week’s news that included wildfires in the crisis in Syria, is new Department of Labor regulations around hiring people with disabilities. We all know the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is too high. One of the ways the government wants to reduce the rate is by increasing the nationwide employment goal for federal contractors. What strikes me in the write-up is the self-identification.   The invitation to self identify maybe the […]
August 22, 2013

Careers Available: Substance Abuse Counselor

HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED A CAREER AS A SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR? Did you know that there is a shortage of credentialed addiction counselors? Did you know that the average age of a credentialed counselor in New York State is 55 years old? This means that there will be a growth in job opportunities for caring people who want to make a difference in the lives of those struggling with addiction as addictions professionals retire and […]
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 […]
July 23, 2013

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