- Program announced to expedite employee payment errors
- Transitioning transgender protected
- Latest “Employment Situation” numbers released by BLS
- Reminder: March is Women’s History Month
- Congress resumed work after its August Break
- DHS announced rescission of DACA Program resulting in 720,000 “Dreamer” work authorizations to expire and not be renewed
- Eric Dreiband’s nomination hearing went off without fireworks
- Senate Appropriations Committee now weights in with USDOL and OFCCP budget, dividing Republicans on the “Administrative State”
- OFCCP merger proposal rejected
- Cornell survey for Section 503 study opened
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) represent an 85% unemployment rate in the U. S.—a significant untapped talent pool that offers substantial potential to employers across all industries. According to the Institute for Corporate Productivity’s (i4cp) groundbreaking study, Employing People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, over a third of employers in high-performance organizations—those companies that excel in market share, revenue growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction over a five-year period—that employee people with IDD found them to be good talent matches for open positions.
Twenty four years ago my son, Jacob, was born with hydrocephalus, or water on the brain. After several surgeries, doctors told us Jacob would be living with both physical and intellectual disabilities. They also told us not to expect much of Jacob in terms of his ability to participate in civic life, community life and in work. And they plunged us into what I now call the “The Tyranny of Low Expectations.”
MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.
If you have met one person with multiple sclerosis (MS), than you have met one person with MS — as no two people’s experiences are the same. MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to walking difficulties, fatigue, dizziness, pain, depression, blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted.
I had the great opportunity to attend the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) national conference, an annual meeting of companies with a demonstrated commitment to a disability-inclusive workplace. As always, the event was a very fitting prelude to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.