Shaping attitudes means staying abreast of news and outreach opportunities in the world of disability employment. Start by subscribing to the Campaign for Disability Employment’s (CDE) e-alerts and following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. (Please read our Social Media User Agreement which governs all official Campaign for Disability Employment accounts on social media platforms and websites.)
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Below you’ll find our latest news and announcements, as well as other news sources you might consider following.
March 22, 2019
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.
February 22, 2019
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.
CDE on Twitter
Meet Eve Hill! Eve, who is one of the nation’s leading disability rights attorneys, served as the Deputy Assist. Attorney General of @TheJusticeDept from 2011-17 & was recently inducted into the @DisMentors Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. #PhotoFriday https://t.co/MUkueIFBSP https://t.co/Hu8wdY7MIW
This article from @equitiesinc discusses efforts by the #FederalGovernment to become a model employer of people with disabilities. Supporting federal employment of people with disabilities is an important part of CDE Member @AskEARN’s work. https://t.co/Dx5n0Y3vQa
. @eddiendopu, a disability activist who has spinal muscular atrophy, is on a quest to become the first person with a physical disability to travel to space. @MTV will chronicle his journey as he prepares for his space flight. #WhatCanYouDoWednesday https://t.co/OO8uoN5Kcw
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