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Apr 13, 2021

Gov. Ridge + Judy Heumann: A Civil Rights Win for People with Disabilities to Land a Job

“COVID or not, an increase in HCBS funding is long overdue and should go beyond the one-year limit included in the American Rescue Plan. This is a lifechanging program for people with disabilities who are tired of being left behind.”

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Apr 13, 2021

How Remote Work Changed Our Lives — and Our Health

Ideally, the 2020 pivot to work-from-home means remote work will extend beyond the pandemic. Charles Catherine, the associate director at the National Organization on Disability, thinks that knowing remote work is possible might encourage more companies to hire people with disabilities — in 2020, the unemployment rate for those with disabilities was 12.6 percent but 7.9 percent for those without disabilities.

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Mar 26, 2021

VIDEO: Breaking Down COVID Barriers for People with Disabilities

Carol Glazer joined Spectrum NY1’s In Focus with Cheryl Wills to talk about the reasons why unemployment has hit this community so hard: they often work in low-paying, low-skilled jobs and are, as she says, the last to be hired and the first to be let go in difficult financial times.

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