Dr. Glenn Goodman, Director of Occupation Therapy and Jeff Dell, Assistive Technology Specialist, work at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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No Barriers provides transformative experiences that empower people to discover the potential that lies within themselves, the world, and the human spirit.

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A few weeks after Maynard and his Mission Kilimanjaro team summited the mountain, Kyle related the experience. “The vision is, that regardless of what’s happened to you, you can still choose to create the life that you want, not just be overcome with a sense of loss and mediocrity. Regardless of who you are, you can still fight for the things that you want.”

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As of January 2012, almost twenty-two years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities stood at 12.9%, compared to an 8.7% rate for people without disabilities.

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Some of our top companies share their strategies and solutions for creating partnerships with companies that advocate employees with disabilities and using suppliers with disabilities.

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Some of our top companies share their strategies and ideas for programs and training regarding workers with disabilities.

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Some of our top companies share their strategies and solutions for recruiting and hiring workers with disabilities.

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Though the root causes of bullying are many, education about disability can dispel myths and fears that make people with disabilities easy targets.

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Harnessing Autistic Talent

PDJ February 23, 2012 0

By Pamela Arnold “Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.” – Ola Joseph Recently, a colleague, Lisa Horuczi Markus of Catalyst 9, and I were engaged in a discussion on how the term “diversity” is defined by different generations. Specifically, how the... Read more

Opening the Blind Spot

PDJ February 9, 2012 1

There is an IT company called Unicus in Norway that has hired several employees with Asperger’s Syndrome. This is a profitable company with a pool of unique talents working for them (the managing director says that one employee learned Japanese on his own, another can read 2000 words per minute.) These are talents that most companies wouldn’t even bring up in an interview. The owner of Unicus had calculated that he saved the Norwegian government €1,375,000 for just one of his employees, as they are now working and not on welfare.

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