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Reasonable accommodation: Working from home.

People suffer from a multitude of disabilities which limit them in a variety of ways. Being able to work from home would make a simple one size fits accommodation for many health conditions. Aside from obvious limitations... people who suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, agoraphobia, IBS, and other disabilities where standing or face to face interaction and other limitations are in question, could benifit ...View full idea »

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Dogs for depression/anxiety and PTSD.

I feel that people who suffer from depression/anxiety and/or PTSD should be able to bring a service dog to work in order to help ease symptoms and potentially improve work performance as well as quality of life.

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Change the procedure for application of SSDI

I am Ada Juan Sheng, a woman with disability. I always want to work and I hope that my work is akin the work of person without disability . Unfortunately, at 04/11 / 2008, my employer terminated me. After that, I applied a ton jobs, but never got any company to hire me. When I deep illness, I had to apply the benefits of SSA on 2010. I DID NOT GET THE RESULT. I discover some error in the procedure of application of ...View full idea »

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Navy Sea Cadet

My son was a graduate from the Navy Sea Cadet program from age 13 to 18. He enjoyed being part of a wonderful organization and even considered maybe having it as a career. What was dissappointing is when we contacted a local recruiter and he explained they do not offer accomadations for students with disablities for the entry test into the Navy.

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Promote youth development opportunities

Most would agree with the observation that youth with disabilities too often lack the opportunities develop the important social and emotional skills that are increasingly being recognized as essential to be successful in the work place as well as in pursuit of higher education. There are multiple ways for youth to learn such skills including growing youth advocacy groups seeking voice in program decision making. Yet, ...View full idea »

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Need to Train the Trainers in HR and Publish the Regulation

1. We need ETA and the Wage Hour Division to come together, develop and publish the Proposed Rule to fulfill Section 14(d) of the FLSA to define when a student/trainee with disabilities becomes an employee in work experience exploration, training and transition. Thirty-nine years is long enough to wait for the regulation. The proposed rule needs to address the options that have developed since 1974, such as customized ...View full idea »

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Reallocate VR funds to community

Some State VR programs operate their own center-based programs for assessment and training. People with I/DD are better served in their own communities with situational assessments done in their local job market. Funds to operate VR centers should be reallocated to local communities.

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Business Partnerships

There is a real need to increase awareness and interest in providing work based learning opportunities for students with disabilities in both the public and private sector job markets. We need to create a more effective and efficient private public sector partnership in order to build and sustain viable and meaningful work and educational opportunities for students with disabilities as they transition from school to work. ...View full idea »

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Computers as a soft skills learning need

Computer skills so critical . Organizing even pass words entering then link then much more writing dependent GED now cut more more people out employ ability one more inexplicable In competency due to executive function disorders and And intensified practical impact Special tutoring special devices utilization of devices capacities to be taught to be better digital natives to use speech to type Is critical for the burn ...View full idea »

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Employment for Individuals with disabilities

I spent the first half of my career assisting individuals with disabilities obtain employment and become Self Advocates. I am now an early childhood special education teacher, and the parent of a young man with disabilities. There are many issues that need to be looked at. In the Education system you have a thrust toward academics and getting students college ready. The Common Core Learning Standards being used were ...View full idea »

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Recreational Therapy

Mandate Recreational Therapy in All Schools Recreational Therapy (RT), although a cost-effective covered service in IEPs, is under utilized in the school system due to ignorance of its scope of practice. RTs are nationally certified/licensed health professionals who provide services aimed at the successful integration of individuals into the community. Because of this ignorance, RT is under prescribed within the school ...View full idea »

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Manadate Recreational Therapy In Schools

Recreational Therapy (RT), is a cost-effective covered service in IEPs, yet, to date, this service is under utilized in the school system. Typically the under utilization is due to lack of awareness of its scope of practice. Recreational Therapists (RTs) are nationally certified/licensed health professionals who provide services aimed at the development of functional skills aimed toward the successful integration ...View full idea »

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