My Ever-Evolving Journey: Mom, Advocate, Board of Education Member

Note: October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month by Dria Law, Moorestown, N.J. I am the mom of two teenaged girls, one of whom has a disability. My youngest daughter, Julianna, or Juls for short, was born with Down syndrome, and like many parents of a child with a disability, I found myself thrust into a whole

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Words of Advice from a Triple Threat

NOTE: October is Learning Disabilities/ADHD/Dyslexia Awareness Month This blog is written by Alyssia Jackson, a member of the Young Adult Leadership Council of the National Center for Learning Disabilities One of the scariest experiences in life is finding a job after college. Sometimes it felt like the more I applied, the more I got rejected. I struggled

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Voices From the Field: Interview with Karen Nemeth

Supporting Dual Language Learners Karen Nemeth, Ed.M. is Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist -Dual Language Learners for the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning. She has published more than a dozen books on early education for children who are growing up with two or more languages and she has held leadership

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Virginia Agency Successes Look Different For Each Individual

NOTE: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) provides intensive consumer support to help their clients prepare for, obtain, and continue to work successfully. DARS aims to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, Virginians with disabilities, and their families. The following

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October and Disability Awareness — 2019

Throughout October, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services highlighted aspects of disability awareness for national disability employment, dyslexia, learning disabilities, ADHD and Down syndrome. Check out the stories below. Down Syndrome Oh, the Places You Will Go! | 10/2/2019 Dan and Emma have been friends for a long time. During their friendship, they

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Requesting Feedback Related to State VR Agency Technical Assistance Needs

As part of OSERS’ commitment to rethink its work to ensure that it is in the best position to achieve its mission, the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is rethinking the way it supports and partners with its key stakeholders to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. One aspect of this ongoing work is rethinking

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Voices From the Field: Interview with Yetta Myrick

The Power of Parental Engagement Ms. Yetta Myrick is the mother of a teenage son with special needs. She is the founder and president of DC Autism Parents (DCAP), a non-profit organization. At DCPA, Yetta has created programs for children diagnosed with autism and their families and oversees the daily operations of the organization. Yetta

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A Commitment to Inclusive Employment

The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation’s (CSAVR) National Employment Team (the NET), in partnership with CVS Health, a business at the forefront of building an inclusive workplace for individuals with disabilities, released a new video on recruiting, training and employing individuals with disabilities. OSERS highlighted one of the employees featured in the video this

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