May 20, 2016

Congress Weighs How To Increase Employment Opportunities

Congress Weighs How To Increase Employment Opportunities For Americans With Disabilities House Lawmakers questioned how to better employment opportunities for Americans with developmental and intellectual disabilities like Autism and Down Syndrome during a House Committee on Small Business hearing Thursday. Eighty percent of those who fall on the spectrum are unemployed, despite being hard-working and capable, Rajesh Anandan, co-founder of a software startup that employs people with…
December 3, 2016

Ableism, Awareness and Activism at the Pomfret School

December 3, 2016 – Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak to the student body at the Pomfret School in Connecticut. The  350 students are working on special projects discussing and considering strategies to support Ableism.  I am honored to be a small part of the effort. Owen Robinson, 13  traveled with me and received a quick tour of the school. While Owen toured the campus, I had the opportunity to visit with 10 students over dinner.
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