Inclusion Works

A Giving Matters blog post earlier this month by Johnson Scholarship Foundation (JSF) and Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities Board Member, King Jordan, describes the staff who support students with disabilities on college campuses as the Secret Sauce that can make a difference in the lives of young people making the transition from adolescence to young adulthood. I couldn’t agree more about the essential … Continue reading Inclusion Works

Focus on Ability, Not Disabilty

Every year in October the country observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  Each year NDEAM establishes a theme and this year that is “inclusion works.”   The notion that inclusion does work speaks directly to what we do at the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (JSF). Twenty of our grant recipient partners are programs that support various aspects of inclusion for people with disabilities along the entire … Continue reading Focus on Ability, Not Disabilty

We Have a Long Way to Go

October as a month of access and inclusion dates back to 1945 when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October the “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.”  We have come a long way since then but we still have a long way to go as a nation to educate and increase employment access for millions of people with disabilities in this country.  … Continue reading We Have a Long Way to Go

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed each October. The theme this year is “#InclusionWorks.” In honor of NDEAM, Giving Matters will devote the month of October to the issue of disability employment. Employment of people with disabilities has become central to the Johnson Scholarship Foundation’s mission and strategy. In its early years, the Foundation focused solely on education of people with disabilities. Educators … Continue reading October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)