Speaker Series in Review: Veronica Crawford addresses “Disclosing Learning Disabilities to Employers & Maximizing Job Success”

Veronica addressed students, faculty, and community members on March 9, 2016 regarding “Disclosing Learning Disabilities to Employers and Maximizing Job Success.”  During her presentation, Veronica began by speaking about the history of disability acts within the United States.  The evolution of protections offered to persons with disability [...]

2019-08-20T14:20:28-07:00June 3rd, 2016|

Education Reform: Why haven

For more than 30 years, our nation has focused on improving education and workplace preparation. Initially, these efforts were to ensure equal learning opportunities for students, professionalize teaching, increase standards, and produce a “world class” educational system. These efforts grew from concerted attention to an overall educational [...]

2019-08-20T14:50:06-07:00December 11th, 2015|

Free Wednesday Workshop: Creating Workplace Success for Young Adults with Autism (ASD) and Learning Disabilities

If you are a young adult with disabilities or parent, or involved in the management, counseling and human resources fields, don

2019-08-20T14:51:41-07:00December 4th, 2015|

Coller to contribute at ILO’s Youth Employment Forum global gathering promoting decent work for young adults

Justin Coller, Manager of Marketing for Life Development Institute & Global Network for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities is an invited partner joining just 100 young men and women who are 18-29 years old from around the world that are professionally involved in the promotion of decent work for youth. Participants will share their experiences and views on the current employment situation and discuss practical examples of successful initiatives which have led to the promotion of decent work for youth. Simplified, decent work would include a position that is permanent, full time, pays a living wage, and has benefits. Click below to read more about Justin Coller's contributions to this important worldwide effort.

2012-05-22T13:02:58-07:00May 22nd, 2012|

Americans with Disabilities leaving labor force at alarming rate

This post provides an overview/links to the most current, comprehensive employment/unemployment data on American adults with disabilities and federal legislative efforts to improve competitive employment outcomes for youth/adults with the most significant disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders, severe mental illness, and intellectual disabilties.

2011-05-10T22:06:02-07:00May 10th, 2011|

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|

Global Opportunities for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

I am pleased to share the news with you of our invitation to present a Plenary session for the upcoming US Business Leadership Conference in Chicago on September 21, 2010! The topic is "Global Opportunities for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities', and represents an early public recognition on the [...]

2019-08-22T12:26:45-07:00August 20th, 2010|
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