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CDE Announcements

CDE Launches ‘Working Works’ PSA

Today, in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) launched its latest PSA campaign, “Working Works.” Through the voices of several individuals, the PSA explores the many reasons people work, including after injury or illness. Its four primary cast members include Major League Baseball great Cal Ripken, Jr. and three other individuals who partnered with their employers and health-care professionals to make a plan to stay at or return to work following illness or injury. Their stories emphasize the importance of working together on supportive work strategies—for the benefit of individuals, families, employers and the nation. “Working Works” is the fourth in the CDE’s series of PSAs exploring different aspects of disability employment. To learn more, visit the “Working Works” toolkit.

CDE Receives Gold MarCom Award

The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) has won another industry award. The initiative received a Gold level MarCom Award in the category of website redesign, as well as an honorable mention in the government website category. The MarCom Awards are an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. About 6,000 entries were submitted by those ranging from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. Learn more about the winning entries.

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The @CSGovts & @NCSLorg joined forces with the @USDOL State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED) to develop "Work Matters: A Framework for States on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities." https://t.co/2y6Qzz3GlR
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Learn more about approaches to addressing stay-at-work and return-to-work issues by reading the @CSGovts "Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Toolkit." #DisabilityEmployment https://t.co/J1Ni7CE0Xe
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. @USDOL's Office of Disability Employment Policy & Employment & Training Administration & @SocialSecurity have developed the Retaining Employment & Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) to test the impact of early intervention on SAW/RTW outcomes. https://t.co/N9XpqQJwCD
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We're joining @CSGovts for this morning's "Stay-At-Work/Return-to-Work Webinar: Implementing Effective SAW/RTW Policies at the State Level" & will be live tweeting highlights. #DisabilityEmployment https://t.co/BsNaPWZuHb
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The Stay-At-Work/Return-to-Work Webinar will focus on how policymakers can development state policy frameworks to assist workers in transitioning back to or staying at work following disability or injury incurred on the job. https://t.co/QBTnfgVicg #DisabilityEmployment https://t.co/HoXYcVbHzX
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#Spotted! Thank you to CDE Member @DisabilityIN for sharing our PSA & helping spread the message that #WorkingWorks! #PhotoFriday https://t.co/n2wi2i61dj CDETweets photo

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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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Campaign for Disability Employment1 day ago
#Spotted! Thank you to CDE Member Disability:IN for sharing our PSA and helping spread the message that “Working Works”! #PhotoFriday
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Campaign for Disability Employment2 days ago
In this op-ed for the World Economic Forum, Susanne Bruyère, Professor of Disability Studies and Director of the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University, explores why hiring people with disabilities makes great business sense.
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Campaign for Disability Employment3 days ago
Learn about our PSA campaigns in this week’s #WednesdayWisdom Resource Spotlight! View them all at https://www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org/psa-campaigns/.
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Campaign for Disability Employment4 days ago
This story from NEWS CENTER Maine introduces viewers to Stephanie Lay and her son Bryce, who has autism. Four years ago they started Maine-Tex Grilled Salsa out of their home, and have recently opened a commercial kitchen, store and bistro that employs others with autism. #SmallBusinessStandout
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Campaign for Disability Employment5 days ago
In this opinion piece for Massive Science, Gabriela Serrato Marks, a PhD candidate in marine geology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), explains why it’s time to make #STEM fields more welcoming and accessible to people with disabilities.
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Campaign for Disability Employment1 week ago
Join Choose Work! on February 27, 2019 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET for the next WISE webinar! During the webinar, Social Security's Ticket to Work team will discuss the three biggest myths about disability benefits and work, and share how Ticket to Work may help you on the path to work. Register now!

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