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May'11

Employment First: A Promising Hope, but at Risk of Being Watered Down

Last month, I had the privilege of speaking at two statewide disability employment conferences, one in New York and one …

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26

Apr'11

A Turkey Farm Lesson about Group Labor and Sub-Minimum Wage

Not only is sub-minimum wages for workers with disabilities unfair, one of the effects of such wages and using group …

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Apr'11

Thoughts on Employment First: Don’t Water it Down!

Employment First refers to a relatively new movement to change public policy for individuals with disabilities who receive publicly funded …

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25

Feb'11

Restrict Choice? You Bet!

Numerous recent comments sent to the US Administration on Developmental Disabilities from the “Voice of the Retarded” have centered on …

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25

Jan'11

Why I Resigned from The Alliance for Full Participation

We often compromise in the interest of a final goal – in life and politics you must – but in …

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05

Sep'07

Illinois Nursing Home Residents with Disabilities File Suit

Five individuals with physical disabilities living in nursing homes have sued Illinois state officials for unnecessary institutionalization as discrimination under …

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09

Aug'07

On the Road in Iowa and Kansas

My apologies to my readers for the gap in posting. Since the release of my book, Raymond’s Room, and with …

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03

Apr'07

The Fallacy of the “Choice Argument”: Most People in Sheltered Workshops Want a Job

Despite numerouse national and state policies promoting integrated employment, 76% of adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities are served in …

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25

Mar'07

Employability is a Given, Not Line to Cross

During a recent training course about supported employment I gave, I found myself in a debate with a manager of …

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13

Mar'07

The Fallacy of Low Productivity: Why People with Disabilities Are Relegated to Segregated Facilities at Low Wages

In a recent class I was facilitating, I again ran into the argument from someone that people with disabilities need …

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