December 5, 2016

#PWDConnectJobs: UK Focus on Disability

Interesting report from Relief Web. You can see the full post here.  Good to see the UK making disability a priority. The UK continues to be a leader in disability issues around the world. – ~John Robinson International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International
December 8, 2016


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2016   MORE THAN 270 NONPROFITS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE LAUNCH CAMPAIGN CALLING FOR CRITICAL RESOURCES TO THE HUMAN SERVICES SECTOR  Coalition Releases Report Showing Human Impact of Persistent Underfunding in Communities Across the State ALBANY, NY– Restore Opportunity Now, a coalition of more than 270 nonprofit human services organizations, today gathered at the State Capitol to highlight the need for increased investment in the sector to ensure nonprofits
December 9, 2016

#PWDConnectJobs: CBS, Anderson Cooper and DOL’s Andrew Puzder

CBS and Anderson Cooper took to the airwaves last week and did a story on drive-by lawsuits. Both the drive-by lawsuit and the business unaware hurt individuals with disabilities with everything that we need. From accessibility to equal opportunity, we are underserved in both areas. Drive-by lawsuits hurt our reputation and need for accessibility while businesses continue to neglect people with disabilities in general. I found a 2005 article how Hardee’s was sued for not
December 14, 2016

Alert: Urge Gov. Cuomo to Prioritize the Employment of New Yorkers with Disabilities #PWDConnectJobs

NYAPRS Note: The following comes from our friend, Brad Williams of the NYS Independent Living Council. Please join us in signing this petition today, urging NY Governor Cuomo to build on efforts to realize the goals of his groundbreaking Employment First policy for New Yorkers with disabilities. The petition urges Governor Cuomo to add resources to advance our efforts in this area, by giving the issue a state of the state level of importance and