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October 20, 2015

ADHD and the Protection Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

The terms ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), or ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) are often used jokingly to excuse someone’s inability to focus.  However, ADHD is no joke - it is a pervasive disorder that  an estimated 4% of adults manage every day.

October 26, 2015

Apps for Organization and Job Readiness

While cell phones are often seen as a nuisance or distraction, they can also be invaluable tools in the business world for maintaining communication, managing a schedule and building time management skills. For people with cognitive disabilities, smartphones can bridge a crucial gap in skills so that they don’t become barriers to employment or independence.

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June 24, 2014

Hiring People with Disabilities: Improving Inclusivity

As a recruiting manager staffing for clients such as Google and Apple, I was concerned about three things: experience, unemployment gaps, and the probability of the person becoming a long-term employee.

I interviewed few disabled candidates and rarely considered their job prospects. As a recruiter, I rarely debated if and how they would be able to perform the duties of a position. I soon found a new perspective — one that changed the way I viewed both the role of the recruiter and the place of people with disabilities in the job market.

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February 22, 2016

How Working Impacts SSI Benefits

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cash benefits go down gradually as earnings from work go up. Social Security uses gross (before taxes) earnings to decide how much to subtract from monthly SSI benefits.
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May 3, 2015

Job Search Strategies for Persons With Disabilities

From transportation limitations to financial issues and barriers to independent living, having a disability can add challenges to aspects of life other people may take for granted. This is also true in the job market, where many job seekers worry about potential employers focusing on a person’s disability rather than his or her skills and qualifications. The truth is that there are plenty of employers out there who are hiring and who recognize the many strengths people with disabilities bring to the workplace. The key to successfully navigating the job market is plenty of preparation, planning, and determination. Here are a few tips to get you started:

March 1, 2016

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June 17, 2015

Strategies to Help You Ace that Next Interview and Get the Job


 In a competitive job market, people with disabilities often have the additional task of convincing an employer that they can perform the job duties with reasonable accommodations just as anyone else can. And every job seeker knows that once you get your foot in the door, having a great interview often means the difference between getting employed and getting ignored.

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May 26, 2015

Why You Should Take Your Adaptive Tech to Job Interviews

It was never tough for me to get a job when I was sighted. Even when I got laid-off from a start-up after the Dot Com bust, I was hired as a bartender, with no experience, at the first club I walked into with my pink slip. As a college student, I worked at a payroll advance company, customer service rep for equestrian products, and even at a pet shop — jobs I had never done before, but somehow managed to convince the decision makers to hire me during a recession.