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Partners for Work connects employers, people with disabilities

Partners for Work connects employers, people with disabilities
As someone who has Down syndrome himself, he has been to Olympia and Washington, D.C., advocating for people with disabilities, and has been a member of the Spokane Human Rights Commission. But he has had trouble finding steady employment.
Read more on The Spokesman Review

Sidewalks in Bristol, Va. to become more accessible to people with disabilities
He told us curb cuts are another name for the accessibility ramps. Cross slopes, said Morrell, are where the sidewalk slopes downward at driveways. He told us he's seen how curbs have kept people with disabilities from enjoying the places where they live.
Read more on WCYB

National Ability Center's Summit Challenge benefits people with disabilities
Paid registration for the Summit Challenge allows the National Ability Center to offer the Summit Challenge to cyclists with a disability at no cost to them. More than 30 Wounded Warriors and 100 cyclists with a disability will be participating in the …
Read more on Good4Utah

RISE: There are opportunities for inclusion for those with disabilities

RISE: There are opportunities for inclusion for those with disabilities
According to the DSPD (Division of Services for People with Disabilities) 2013 Annual Report, just over 5,000 individuals with disabilities are receiving financial assistance for services in Utah. However, in a 2012 Center for Disease Control and …
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4 local nonprofits that help people with disabilities find jobs
Nonprofit agencies such as NCI help individuals with disabilities learn work skills, earn a paycheck and contribute to their communities. Traci Hollinger, NCI/Achievement House's director of Work Activity Programs, said without the nonprofit's services …
Read more on The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Latest Individuals With Disabilities News

Gov. Dayton directs state agencies to increase hiring of Minnesotans with
Encouraging Diverse Hiring – The Department of Human Rights held a statewide video conference in December to highlight the strategic advantages of hiring people with disabilities. • Increasing Opportunities for All – Governor Dayton issued Executive …
Read more on Coon Rapids ECM Publishers

Day #020: Build a stronger culture of inclusivity for individuals with
The most important action MUDSA took was seeking out the input of people with disabilities in 1989. People without disabilities can join MUDSA and MUDSA 100 is a lottery system used to fundraise. Half of every 18 pound entry to the MUDSA 100 club goes …
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The Advocator Group, LLC Supports Mens Health Month in June to Increase Education and Awareness of Health Issues and Potentially Disabling Conditions


Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

THE ADVOCATOR GROUP, LLCThe Advocator Group, LLC is proud to support Mens Health Month in June. Men represent approximately 42% of The Advocator Groups client base, many of whom contend with disabling conditions related to mens health issues. The Advocator Group is committed to providing education and information to its population of disabled clients, as well as anyone facing a long-term absence from work due to disabilities.

Many Americans are not properly educated about disability statistics or insurance, and therefore find themselves physically, emotionally, and financially unprepared when illness or injury renders them unable to work. Men are particularly likely to be surprised by the onset of a disability because they often prioritize their familys well-being over their own, and are far less likely to take preventative health care measures throughout their lifetime.

The Advocator Group seeks to raise awareness of Mens Health Month and highlight healthy habits, as well as how to best prepare for an unexpected disabling condition. Men often aim to provide for others, not realizing that their lack of preventative health screenings and disability coverage could leave their families vulnerable to emotional and financial stress in the future.

Many American wage earners are poorly positioned for a loss of income because they underestimate their likelihood of becoming disabled due to their current health or non-physical job. Despite these widespread beliefs, the Social Security Administration confirms that just over 1 in 4 of todays 20 year-olds will become disabled before reaching retirement age. Additionally, the Council for Disability Awareness reports that a typical, non-smoking American male who works an office job and maintains some regular physical activity stands a 38% chance of becoming disabled for five years or longer at some point during his career.

In addition to the prevalence of misinformation about disabilities, many men do not take the simple, yet significant steps necessary for early detection of health problems. The Mens Health Network states that women are 24% more likely to visit the doctor for regular health screenings than men, contributing to what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the silent health crisisAmerican men living sicker and dying younger than American women.

The Mens Health Network also offers several resources to help women take action and educate the men in their lives on the dangers of serious health issues and ignorance. They offer suggestions like scheduling simultaneous doctor appointments or starting an exercise routine to do as partners.

The Advocator Group is issuing a call to action on behalf of Mens Health Month. Julie Turpin, CEO of The Advocator Group, notes Our mission is to protect the financial well-being of our clients and their families. Mens Health Month is an opportunity for our clients to learn more about the conditions that affect them and the ways they can protect their families. By promoting this campaign, we hope to encourage our clients, their friends, and families to take preventative health care measures and to research the benefits of Social Security Disability Insurance.

The Advocator Group recommends that anyone expecting to be out of work for at least one year due to illness or injury seek professional representation when applying for Social Security Disability, in order to protect their retirement savings, become eligible for Medicare, and ensure that their family continues receiving monthly income.

The Mens Health Month webpage offers additional information on the many ways to raise awareness about mens health issues and the need for men to take proactive steps for health and financial protection.

ABOUT THE ADVOCATOR GROUP The Advocator Group, LLC is a nationwide advocacy organization dedicated to helping individuals apply for and obtain Social Security Disability Insurance. In addition, The Advocator Group assists Medicare beneficiaries in identifying the best coverage possible for their unique needs. The Advocator Groups team of experienced Social Security and Medicare advocates ensures that each client is provided phenomenal service while each case receives close attention. The companys core values include humility, integrity, commitment, optimism, learning and creativity. For more information, visit http://www.advocator.com.

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ePromos Named a Top Workplace in Promo Industry

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

ePromos Promotional Products, Inc., a leading online distributor of promotional products, has again been ranked one of the promo industrys most desirable places to work. It landed a spot on Counselor magazines Best Places to Work list, ranking #55 out of 90 promotional products companies selected for the honor. Its the companys fifth year in a row to make the list.

Since 2008, Counselor, the b-to-b publication for the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), has set out to find the most-loved workplaces in the industry by directly surveying employees of promotional marketing companies. ePromos is the highest-ranking New York-based company to receive the honor.

One of ePromos core values is that work doesnt have to feel like work, says Jason Robbins, CEO of ePromos. We strive to create a culture in which team members can be creative and live up to our reputation of being the Promo Know-How People. Being a five-time honoree is proof that were committed to providing a great experience for our employees and clients.

Tim Andrews, president and CEO of ASI, says: These are the companies that are totally dedicated to their corporate cultures and to the well-being and productivity of their employees.

Winners are determined on the basis of employees responses in 10 different categories: team effectiveness, retention risk (employee loyalty), alignment with goals (do employees understand company goals?), trust with co-workers, individual contribution (does the company adequately recognize employees?), manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued (does the company invest in employee success?), satisfaction with current role, and people practices (satisfaction with company benefits).

View the full list of winners here: http://www.asipublications.com/counselor/Awards/content.aspx?id=1437, and learn more about ePromos here: http://www.epromos.com.

About ePromos

Founded in 1998, ePromos is one of the top promotional products companies in the world by growth and volume. ePromos has been recognized five times on the Inc. 5000 list, and has received more than 20 web awards and marketing accolades, as well as five Best Companies To Work For awards. The company has two divisions: ePromos.com, a leading internet-based B2B retailer of promotional items and corporate apparel, and ePromos Brand Solutions, a marketing agency which partners exclusively with Fortune 1000 companies. ePromos team consists of more than 120 promo know-how people in 11 states who combine their expertise with technology to create the best value for clients in branded merchandise procurement.

Keep up with all the latest by getting social with ePromos on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram.

About the Advertising Specialty Institute

The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) is the largest media, marketing and education organization serving the promotional products industry, with a network of over 25,000 distributors and suppliers throughout North America. ASI leads the industry in technology solutions, providing cloud-based e-commerce, enterprise resource planning software (ERP) and customer relationship management software (CRM). ESP Web

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Wayne State University Physician Group Psychiatric Inpatient Intervention Program Could Save Medicaid Millions


Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

A quality improvement project developed by Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG) clinicians to reduce inpatient psychiatric admissions in area hospitals could save the states Healthy Michigan newly-expanded Medicaid program $ 7.5 million a year.

Key findings:

 

Daniel Thompson

Being ignored

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