Classroom Social Distancing & Student Outcomes – Virtual Interviewing

We have developed our operational plan to safely provide a healthy school and work environment for your review and use, as we move forward to starting exclusively online programming on August 10 for our high school students and August 17 for our adult program students. [...]

2020-07-23T07:56:32-07:00July 20th, 2020|

Emerging Leaders Virtual Summer Academy – The Future of Work

The Life Development Institute’s Emerging Leaders Virtual Summer Program features a new course “The Future of Work” for Summer 2020, addressing the new realities of finding and getting a job without a face-to-face interview. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted potential candidates in finding [...]

2020-05-21T10:54:59-07:00May 21st, 2020|

Transitional and Support Services for International Students with Disabilities

Support Services for International Students with Disabilities According to the United Nations, around 15% of the global population, or roughly 1 billion people, live with disabilities, making them the world’s largest minority – a minority that of course includes many students. In the Organization for Economic [...]

2020-03-05T15:39:44-07:00February 27th, 2020|

How People’s Misconceptions Of Disability Lead To Toxic Microaggressions

Oftentimes, those with disabilities are seen as one of two groups; the first are those seen as heroes for "overcoming" their disability to be "normal," or they are seen as victims who we must take pity on. The problem is, things are not always so black [...]

2020-03-05T10:31:35-07:00February 6th, 2020|

What is Twice Exceptionality and who are Twice Exceptional or 2E individuals?

Like other gifted learners, 2e students are highly knowledgeable and talented in at least one particular domain. However, their giftedness is often overshadowed by their disabilities, or these students may be able to mask or hide their learning deficits by using their talents to compensate. Sometimes [...]

2020-03-06T09:07:05-07:00November 13th, 2019|

DisLabeling: How Identifying Learning Disabilities and ADHD as “Mild” vs. “Significant” Creates Unnecessary Workplace Discrimination, Confusion, and Exclusion

by Rob Crawford, of the Life Development Institute Over the past several months, I have been able to meet and talk with people from federal agencies, entrepreneurs, businesses, and grassroots organizations looking for signs of progress in employment policies and practices regarding expanding the workforce participation [...]

2020-03-05T10:33:15-07:00November 9th, 2019|