Employment

Women in Combat Today, People with Disabilities in the Military Tomorrow?

February 4, 2013
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The following article was originally written for the Lead On Update. Recently, Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, lifted the ban on women in combat. Women would be allowed equal opportunity to participate in combat operations. There have been a variety of responses from the public, but I think that in general most people are...
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Quotable – More Ed Roberts on #Disability (and criminals with disabilities)

June 4, 2012
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Quotable – More Ed Roberts on #Disability (and criminals with disabilities)

Highlights from speeches by Ed Roberts as collected by Jon Oda We  are a very diverse group of people. There are all kinds. I knew a guy who was paraplegic–he was a second story man. He used to rob people’s houses by rolling up to their home, parking his chair and climbing...
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Disability News Update – February 20 – 26, 2012

February 26, 2012
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Employment USDA Expands Farming for Disabled Americans Western Farm Press | February 22, 2012 Responding to the needs of a growing population of farmers and ranchers living with a disability, the USDA awarded 23 grants to organizations to help thousands of people with disabilities continue their chosen agricultural professions. Read the article: USDA Expands...
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Disability News Update – February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012
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The Disability News Update is coordinated by the Lead On Update. The get weekly updates of disability happenings or to search by category, visit the Lead On Update at www.leadonupdate.wordpress.com Upcoming Events February 13 – March 9, 2012 Foundations of ASD: National Autism Online Training Series Autism Spectrum Disorders are considered to be a...
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Department of Labor Commitment to Disability Hiring

July 26, 2011
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From the DOL News Brief (link below) Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth Harris recognized 50 human resource representatives of the financial services sector for their commitment to disability hiring and retention at a call to action summit on Tuesday. “The Labor Department is committed to creating that environment of opportunity for every person with...
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Events and Articles – Olmstead, WHO Report, NIDRR, & Disability Affirmative Action

July 21, 2011
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Events and Articles – Olmstead, WHO Report, NIDRR, & Disability Affirmative Action

Whew!  It has been a busy year which unfortunately has lead to some dust collecting on Day in Washington.  My apologies to regular readers.  Today I just want to post a few items that may be of interest.  Special thanks to “P” for collecting the information for this update. New NIDRR Director Chosen K....
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Federal Hiring of People with Disabilities? Looking Critically

February 11, 2011
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Federal Hiring of People with Disabilities? Looking Critically

It has been great these last few weeks as more and more guest bloggers are choosing to offer their insights and experience through Day in Washington to  ensure YOU get the best information possible.  These are Washington DC insiders with unique knowledge and expertise and I’m proud to be able to offer this blog...
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DIW Guest Post – Job Resources for Disabled Vets

January 10, 2011
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DIW Guest Post – Job Resources for Disabled Vets

Ladies and Gentlemen, Today’s blog post is from guests Drew and Christina at Job-Applications.com.  As many of you know, Day in Washington doesn’t have a direct links page, so in response to an initial query, I asked them to provide their information in the form of a blog post.  I tend to eschew advertizing-style posts, however, the...
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