Looking Closer: Raising Expectations of People with Disabilities Helps Us All Move Forward

This item originally appeared on the Campaign for Disability Employment’s blog. It is not unusual for waiters and waitresses to look only briefly at my son Jacob before turning to ask me what he would like to eat. With a shrug, I almost always say the same thing: Ask him. Jacob, 26, has apparent physical and cognitive disabilities. His arms sometimes hang awkwardly, and his … Continue reading Looking Closer: Raising Expectations of People with Disabilities Helps Us All Move Forward

Cracks in ‘Talent Pipeline’ Pose Risks for Employers, College Students With Disabilities

The following previously appeared in the Huffington Post and has been reprinted with permission. As the leader of a national organization focused on employment for people with disabilities, I routinely have the privilege of visiting places that are doing some remarkable work to advance the issue. My travels of late took me to two notable college campuses: Edinboro University, just outside of Erie, Pennsylvania, which has … Continue reading Cracks in ‘Talent Pipeline’ Pose Risks for Employers, College Students With Disabilities