Building Leadership Talent in Our Community: Veronica Crawford Receiving the 2013 Community-Based Arizona Secondary Transition Services Award

In general, the independent living, employment, higher education, and community participation rates of Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) , who were served in special education settings is significantly below their non-disabled peers. The SRPMIC unemployment rate stands at over 50%, or more than six times [...]

2013-10-16T10:48:21-07:00October 16th, 2013|

The Untapped Power: Publicly Claiming Disability

At the end of October, Veronica and Rob Crawford organized & led a small group of Arizona citizens in staging a first-of-its-kind Rally called EmployAbility. The purpose of the event is to update public perceptions about the capabilities of PwD to achieve life/career success and their desire to earn economic self-sufficiency through meaningful work. This post is in recognition of the spirit of humanity to choose a positive direction and what happens when a few people work to unify disparate parties around a common cause for the betterment of all.

2010-11-09T14:24:18-07:00November 9th, 2010|

New Logo for the Global Network for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

A core group of members that started the Global Network for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities has worked on, and developed a new logo. This post shares the logo, and some individual reflections of the symbolism as it relates to being a successful business person who happens to live with a disability. A Wordpress website is expected to be launched by mid-June, and readers will be updated!

2019-08-22T10:35:03-07:00June 2nd, 2010|

DisLabeling: Reconciling unnecessary discrimination, exclusion & confusion arising from having

This post deals with DisLabeling, an unacceptable and unnecessary form of segregation for people with disabilities. A two-tiered system of services is tolerated by PwD that arbritrarily places them into either "mild" or "signficant" categories. This results in the majority of people with higher incidence conditions that received attention through special education in public school, not being disabled enough to be found eligible for adult services and/or reasonable adjustments. Information on issues & trends are discussed, with a call-to-action summary.

2019-08-22T10:44:44-07:00May 10th, 2010|

EmployAbility Rally Moves Forward!

The planning committee for the EmployAbility rally met today at the Phoenix corporate headquarters of  This free-to-the public event is set for October 28th, 2010 and will occur on the Arizona state Capital Mall from 9:00 a.m. until 12 p.m. It's purpose is to be a community-building effort dedicated to [...]

2019-08-22T10:45:53-07:00May 7th, 2010|

Higher Education Opportunities Act Changes- Good news for adults with disabilities?

Daniel T. Madzelan, acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education, in charge of administering most of the agency’s programs for colleges and students was the opening keynote speaker during the  March 2010 Education Industry Investment Forum conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Madzelan outlined President Obama's commitment to improving the quality [...]

2019-08-22T12:54:16-07:00March 18th, 2010|
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