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Launch Talks: The Making Of Queer As Folk

By Eric Ascher / 2022-08-01
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NBCU LAUNCH and RespectAbility presented LAUNCH TALKS: THE MAKING OF QUEER AS FOLK (Peacock), a conversation with Stephen Dunn (Showrunner), Ryan O’Connell (Actor & Writer), and Andrew Gurza (Actor & Consultant). They discussed the reimagining of the groundbreaking queer drama series and the importance of authentic and intersectional representation

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Financial Security for New Workers with Disabilities: Understanding ABLE Today and Future Opportunities for Advancement

By Eric Ascher / 2022-07-20
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Target Audience: individuals with disabilities and their family members, benefits navigators, direct service providers, provider agencies, self-advocates, advocacy agency staff, workforce development board members, and state agencies leaders

Despite a booming job market, fears over inflation and rising costs are putting conversations about financial security front

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Disability Awareness: How to Plan Accessible ERG Events

By Eric Ascher / 2022-06-21
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Presented by Chezie and RespectAbility

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MAY 25 — Building Your Team

By Katie Auchenbach / 2022-05-11
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Building an effective team is critical for success with any self-employment venture, whether the potential business owner has a disability or not. This session will provide viewers a map of the common self-employment team members supporting

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5/19/22 – Spotlight on World In Sign

By Ashley Price / 2022-05-09
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Many types of Assistive Technology (AT) help us throughout our day as we continue our educations, apply for jobs, communicate with co-workers, interact with people in our communities, travel abroad and receive medical care.

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MAY 11 — Common Public Benefits

By Katie Auchenbach / 2022-05-03
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This webinar provides a brief overview of SSDI, Medicare and Medicare financial assistance, SSI, and Medicaid. It will go over:

What each benefit is (cash, health insurance); Who can receive the benefit (eligibility criteria); Which

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APRIL 27 — Business Concept Development and the Discovery Process

By Katie Auchenbach / 2022-04-25
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This webinar dives into strategies for identifying a business concept that fits the individual. The session will focus on the Discovery process and explain how it can be used to identify business concepts that are based on a person’s skill, passion

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From Compliance to Programmatic Accessibility: Best Practices for American Job Centers

By Eric Ascher / 2022-04-20
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In the 8 years since the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was passed into law, the American economy has profoundly changed. Major structural changes among industries, companies, and contractors have accelerated thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and new economic policies from the Biden Administration. Throughout these

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IRCO + RespectAbility’s Nelly Nieblas: Advocacy & Legislation for Disability Justice

By Eric Ascher / 2022-04-13
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Two organizers, one local and one national, share their experiences with coalition building and advocacy for disability justice.

The post IRCO + RespectAbility’s Nelly Nieblas: Advocacy & Legislation for Disability Justice appeared first on Respect Ability.

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Overcoming Barriers and Work Disincentives Listening Session

By Eric Ascher / 2022-04-11
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Presented by United Spinal and RespectAbility

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More than 80 million people living in America depend on Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for essential services. Looking at the challenge facing these Americans, leaders at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have recently released

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