Building an Inclusive Business

Building-an-Inclusive-Business- By Jesse Schwartzman As National Disability Employment Awareness Month comes to a close, I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to interview an owner of a business that includes people with disabilities in everything the business does. I visited Cornerstone Montclair an ... Read more

What is Competitive Integrated Employment

What-is-Competitive-Integrated-Employment- In a previous blog, there was a mention of competitive integrated employment. Competitive integrated employment (CIE) is having people with disabilities earn the same pay as others without ... Read more

Why employers should hire more people with disabilities

Why-employers-should-hire-more-people-with-disabilities The National Disability Employment Month Programming continues with another focus on hiring people with disabilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), during the beginning pandemic, the unemployment rate for people with ... Read more

October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October-is-National-Disability-Employment-Awareness-Month-This month we celebrate October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM was declared by Congress in 1988 to spread awareness and the contributions of people with disabilities while at work. People in the disability ... Read more

Financial Slavery

Financial-Slavery By Kevin Nunez I'm a 35-year-old single male with a developmental disability. I'm a capitalist and I love this country but I am financially suffocating. I am writing this on July 5, 2022. The day after this great nation celebrated its independence. This is the land of the free, the home of the brave, and most of ... Read more

Personal Touch and Why It Matters

Personal-touch-and-Why-it-MattersBy Jesse Schwartzman I am the type of person who likes to use real life examples to explain my points. If I bring up a real-life example, then it should relate to the disability ... Read more

A Seat at the Table

A-Seat-at-the-Table Disability in Focus BlogBy Jesse Schwartzman Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to make a change so badly but you felt that nothing could be done? I have been there. I was in my junior year of ... Read more

Direct Support Professional Industry in Need of Overhaul

DSP-Industry-In-Need-Of-OverhaulBy Jeremy Einbinder A person’s disability can affect them in many ways, and many ways in which someone might need assistance. It’s important to support the civil rights and access rights of people with disabilities as much as possible, but it’s also important to ... Read more

Forced Poverty Does Not Help The Disability Community

Forced-Poverty-Does-Not-Help-the-Disability-Community By Jeremy Einbinder People with disabilities remain one of the poorest demographics, and poverty in general is a huge problem. It’s no secret that the minimum wages across the US are insufficient in order to live a comfortable, independent ... Read more

How and Why Disability Bias Remains Pervasive

How-and-Why-Disability-Bias-Remains-Pervasive By Jeremy Einbinder The ways in which people with disabilities are discriminated against in society range from subtle to egregious. All different structures exist in the world that are built unconsciously for neurotypical and able-bodied people. As with any ... Read more