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Promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities
Promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities

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The Daily Free Press at Boston University just ran a terrific article about our new Employment Options Program, which supports survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing to overcome trauma and achieve professional success.

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Here are some cool examples of blended accessibility. Who would have thought to combine ramps and stairs?

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The Partnerships in Employment Training and Technical Assistance Center conducted an APSE Pre-Conference Session on Employment Systems change for transition age youth. Afterwards several project staff and state partners , checked out the Liberty Bell.

From left to right in the photos:
Kathleen Tucker, The Lewin Group
Karen Flippo, ICI
Julie Christensen, New York State Partnerships in Employment Systems Change
Derrick Willis, Missouri Show Me Careers
Duane Shumate, Missouri Show Me Careers
Jean Winsor, ICI
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The numbers are shocking - nearly 9 million people have co-occurring disorders (both a mental and a substance abuse disorder) yet only 7% get treatment for both conditions. Even more shocking, 56% receive no treatment at all. Read one mother's story:

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How can state education, vocational rehabilitation, and developmental disabilities agencies build systems to support young people with intellectual disabilities as they transition from high school to meaningful work? These briefs break it down.

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UMass Boston alumna Ledra Sun talks about learning disabilities and cultural challenges and how they affect teaching and learning.

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A new study shares evidence that the autistic brain may actually be more super-wired to detect and absorb cues from the outside world. Learn more:

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Europe is creating vocational training opportunities by using fake companies. Learn more:

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In-depth look at the successes and failures of disability employment from state to state, in Governing Magazine.
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