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CDE Announcements

New Behind-the-Scenes Videos: Meet the Cast of the ‘Working Works’ PSA

Want to learn more about the individuals featured in the Campaign for Disability Employment’s (CDE) “Working Works” public service announcement (PSA)? Three new videos feature interviews with several of its cast members, including: Bruce Goebel, a cabinet maker who had a machinery accident that severed his right hand; Chanelle Houston, a research analyst who experienced a spinal cord injury in 2009; and Ish Escobar, a veteran with service-connected disabilities. In the videos, Bruce, Chanelle and Ish talk about their experiences returning to work after injury or illness and the important role that different people—including employers, colleagues, healthcare professionals and family members—played in supporting them along the way. View the videos and read the bios of the PSA cast members.

CDE to Host March 21 ‘Working Works’ Twitter Chat

Working works. It lets people earn a living and contribute their skills and experience. For some, it may also be about pursuing a passion, taking on new challenges or being part of a team. During a Twitter chat on March 21, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET, the CDE will explore the many reasons people work and the important roles different people—including employers, colleagues, healthcare professionals and family members—play in helping individuals who become ill or injured remain in the workforce. Joining in the conversation will be special guest Chanelle Houston, one of the participants in the CDE’s “Working Works” PSA, who will share her experiences returning to work after a spinal cord injury nine years ago. To participate, join Twitter at the designated time using the hashtag #WorkingWorks.

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CDE on Twitter

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKDay https://t.co/aRN1bWwlq6 CDETweets photo
Bérénice Magistretti is a venture capitalist, writer and #DisabilityAdvocate. She recently shared her experiences as a woman with a visual disability working in a highly competitive field with @businessinsider. #PhotoFriday https://t.co/pja4wir8TK https://t.co/YsML5mmi0P CDETweets photo
Learn about creating a fragrance free zone in your workplace from @JANatJAN. #FragranceSensitivity https://t.co/qbAwQ8RGDz
Glad to be joining CDE Member @JANatJAN for today's webinar on "Next-Level Accommodation and #ADA Challenges." Learn about upcoming JAN trainings at https://t.co/3t4fo1XcqF.

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Campaign for Disability Employment

The Campaign for Disability Employment's (CDE) What can YOU do?” (WCYD) initiative is a positive outreach initiative aimed at increasing the employment rate of people with disabilities by challenging common misperceptions. It sends a clear message: people with disabilities want to work and their talents and abilities benefit businesses both financially and organizationally. By implementing good workplace practices, such as maintaining a flexible and inclusive work environment, businesses can capitalize on the talents of qualified people with disabilities. All it takes is recognizing the value they add to the workplace and fostering a work culture welcoming of the talents of all individuals. We encourage organizations of all sizes and in all industries to join our effort. Vist WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org to learn more! Contact - info@WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org
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This quick safety tip for employers from the U.S. Department of Labor provides information about complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (#ADA) during the #COVID19 pandemic. Check out this resource from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws
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Campaign for Disability Employment2 years ago
Meet Misty Diaz, an adaptive athlete who has spina bifida. Misty, who uses crutches due to her disability, has completed 5k and 10k races, half marathons and extreme obstacle courses including Spartan races. #PhotoFriday Imade Description: Misty Diaz standing outside, wearing jeans and a tank top with Smokey Bear on it. She has pink crutches under both arms. https://buff.ly/2Otw6Gx
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Campaign for Disability Employment2 years ago
June’s State Standout is South Dakota! Read this article from Ability for Hire to learn about the state’s Project Skills program, which provides career exploration opportunities for high school students with disabilities through a partnership with the South Dakota Department of Human Services' vocational rehabilitation initiative, the South Dakota Retailers Association, and local school districts.
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Campaign for Disability Employment2 years ago
Meet Rikki Poynter! The YouTube star, who is deaf, is a disability advocate and writer leading the fight against bad captioning. She is the creator of a social media campaign that brings awareness to access issues caused by autogenerated captioning. #WhatCanYouDoWednesday
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Campaign for Disability Employment2 years ago
This article from EY highlights six ways to advance workplace disability inclusion. #TuesdayTips
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Campaign for Disability Employment2 years ago
This column from Forbes contributor Jonathan Kaufman explores how creating a workplace culture that supports employee mental health helps drive business success.

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