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CDE Announcements

New Behind-the-Scenes Videos: Meet the Cast of the ‘Working Works’ PSA

Want to learn more about the individuals featured in the Campaign for Disability Employment’s (CDE) “Working Works” public service announcement (PSA)? Three new videos feature interviews with several of its cast members, including: Bruce Goebel, a cabinet maker who had a machinery accident that severed his right hand; Chanelle Houston, a research analyst who experienced a spinal cord injury in 2009; and Ish Escobar, a veteran with service-connected disabilities. In the videos, Bruce, Chanelle and Ish talk about their experiences returning to work after injury or illness and the important role that different people—including employers, colleagues, healthcare professionals and family members—played in supporting them along the way. View the videos and read the bios of the PSA cast members.

CDE to Host March 21 ‘Working Works’ Twitter Chat

Working works. It lets people earn a living and contribute their skills and experience. For some, it may also be about pursuing a passion, taking on new challenges or being part of a team. During a Twitter chat on March 21, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET, the CDE will explore the many reasons people work and the important roles different people—including employers, colleagues, healthcare professionals and family members—play in helping individuals who become ill or injured remain in the workforce. Joining in the conversation will be special guest Chanelle Houston, one of the participants in the CDE’s “Working Works” PSA, who will share her experiences returning to work after a spinal cord injury nine years ago. To participate, join Twitter at the designated time using the hashtag #WorkingWorks.

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Don’t miss this webinar from CDE Member @AskEARN, “Being Tech Savvy: Procuring Accessible Information & Communication Technology (ICT),” taking place 6/26 at 1pm ET. Panelists include experts from @PEATWorks, @TexasDIR & @MNIT_Services. #TechTuesday https://t.co/bHtX3gXEsx
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Nominations are now open for the 2019 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards! The awards honor leaders in the disability community who are carrying on the legacy of @ViscardiCenter’s founder, Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr. Deadline for submission is 9/16. https://t.co/VwmSdy1rpz
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Join @NEAarts & @ArtByndSight on 6/19 at 3pm ET for the second “Careers in the Arts” webinar on resources & tools for people with disabilities! Speakers include @USDOL, @TheActorsFund, @theABLENRC, @SocialSecurity & @angelarockwood. #DisabilityArtsCareers https://t.co/mdMUfutqxy
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A new exhibit at @SciHistoryOrg in Philadelphia celebrates the lives & contributions of scientists with disabilities, past & present. #STEM https://t.co/3AAmL06pIc
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Meet Liz Weintraub ( @Tuesdaywithliz)! Liz is senior advocacy specialist for @AUCDNews. She was also recently inducted into the @DisMentors Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. Congrats Liz! #PhotoFriday https://t.co/2Sk7IQ6U5j https://t.co/wNF8GMiDzf CDETweets photo
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Key statistic: 92% of consumers have a favorable perception of companies that hire people with disabilities. #NBDCViscardi #NBDCCSuiteDisability

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Campaign for Disability Employment

The Campaign for Disability Employment's (CDE) What can YOU do?” (WCYD) initiative is a positive outreach initiative aimed at increasing the employment rate of people with disabilities by challenging common misperceptions. It sends a clear message: people with disabilities want to work and their talents and abilities benefit businesses both financially and organizationally. By implementing good workplace practices, such as maintaining a flexible and inclusive work environment, businesses can capitalize on the talents of qualified people with disabilities. All it takes is recognizing the value they add to the workplace and fostering a work culture welcoming of the talents of all individuals. We encourage organizations of all sizes and in all industries to join our effort. Vist WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org to learn more! Contact - info@WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org
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Don’t miss the upcoming webinar from CDE Member EARN - Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion, “Being Tech Savvy: Procuring Accessible Information & Communication Technology (ICT),” taking place June 26, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET. Panelists include experts from PEAT-Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology, the Texas.gov Department of Information Resources and Minnesota IT Services. Learn about steps your organization can take to ensure that the information and communication technology (ICT) it procures is accessible for everyone, including job seekers and employees with disabilities. Register today! #TechTuesday
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Nominations are now open for the 2019 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards! The awards honor leaders in the global disability community who are carrying on the legacy of The Viscardi Center's founder, Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr. The deadline for submission is September 16, 2019.
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Join the National Endowment for the Arts and Art Beyond Sight on June 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. ET for the webinar, “Navigating Your Arts Career: Resources and Financial Tools for People with Disabilities.” The webinar is the second in a series exploring ways to increase opportunities for people with disabilities to pursue careers in the arts and culture field, and tools and resources that can help support their success.

Guest speakers will include representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, the ABLE National Resource Center, The Actors Fund and the Social Security Administration, as well as Angela Rockwood, Executive Producer and star of “Push Girls.” #DisabilityArtsCareers
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Campaign for Disability Employment4 days ago
A new exhibit at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia celebrates the lives and contributions of scientists with disabilities, past and present. #STEM
Campaign for Disability Employment
Campaign for Disability Employment4 days ago
Meet Liz Weintraub! Liz is senior advocacy specialist on the Association of University Centers on Disabilities' policy team. She was also recently inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame for her service as a member of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities and as past chair of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, among other accomplishments. Congrats Liz! #PhotoFriday
https://ndmc.pyd.org/hall-of-fame/class-of-2018/liz-weintraub/
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Campaign for Disability Employment5 days ago
Learn about Canon Solutions America's Enterprise Office Services Training Program! Developed in partnership with The Viscardi Center, the initiative was created to meet the company’s workforce needs and increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. #EmployerSpotlight

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