Life Development Institute (LDI) has spent the past 35 years working with high school and young adult students who have learning disabilities, non-verbal learning disabilities, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and other social and learning differences. While assisting students to transition to successful independent adult [...]
Janet Reyes blogs for Climbing The Cinder Cone, a publication that presents resources that may help young people with mental health challenges. Her focus is on situations that "fall through the cracks," where it isn't clear what programs or treatments are appropriate. Falling through the cracks is [...]
Guest Post by Natania W., 2014 Summer Leader In class during week four, the most significant of this week's assignments was to convey our inner strengths and optimism regarding
This is a copy of the handout used for an Employee Assistance Program association presentation on what Asperger's looks like in the workplace, strategies to quickly/effectively deal with performance issues related to the condition, and local/national resources for employers to tap into for further help.
A series of US Senate hearings chaired by Sen. Tom Harkin of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee is literally reshaping the nature of the debate, recognition, and ultimately, funding of services /benefits for adults with disabilities as well as the aging American workforce. The [...]
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Even though we currently do not have a national recognition month for employers of PwD (Diversity Inc rates/ranks top Disability employers annually), this post looks at two global business organizations as progressive leaders deserving of being singled out.