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ERI Supports National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In Advocacy, Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

Workplaces welcoming of the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of an inclusive community and strong economy. How can we, collectively and individually, reinforce the value and talent people with disabilities add to our workplaces and communities? What actions can we take right now to raise awareness that employers, employees, and our communities benefit …

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Share Your Greatness. Be a Mentor, Find a Mentor.

In Advocacy, Featured, News by eri

Mentoring helps youth with disabilities prepare to move from school to work, according to research.  Young people with mentors are more likely to do positive activities and achieve higher educational goals. The Mentoring Effect reports that at-risk young adults who had a mentor are more likely to: Mentoring is a win-win for both the mentor and person being mentored. Mentors …

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Disability Advocacy Day – March 20

In Advocacy, Featured, News by eri

Disability Advocacy Day is on March 20 in Madison. The deadline for registering is Friday, March 8. Talk with your legislator about issues that matter to you! Visit the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations to learn more. You MUST register to participate in this FREE day of advocacy and to have legislative visits. The voice of the disability community is extremely important for …

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Be Diverse! Strengthen Your Business and Your Community

In Advocacy, Employment Articles, Featured, News by Helena Gerritsen

When you invest in a diverse workforce, you build a team that has a depth of talent, innovation, and dedication not found in non-inclusive workforces. The more diverse your team is, the more skillful and innovative they will be in accomplishing the goals and resolving the challenges you set before them. Companies benefit in many ways from investing in a …

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ERI Supports National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In Advocacy, Employment Articles, Featured, News by Priscilla Matthews

These are the people seeking meaningful work who we meet every day at ERI. They also have a disability. How can each of us contribute to a world where every person has the ability to live a full, active life at work, home, and in their communities? October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This is an opportunity to share …

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Is Transportation a Priority Issue for You and Others?

In Accessibility, Advocacy, Featured, News by Beth Wroblewski

Survival Coalition is conducting a survey to learn more about transportation options, or lack of transportation options, for older adults and people with disabilities across the state. The results of this survey will be used by Survival Coalition to inform policy makers and improve transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities. We need people from across the state …

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Be Your Own Best Advocate: Healthcare Appointments

In Advocacy, Blog, Featured, News by eri

Balancing life responsibilities and overall health can be challenging, especially when you have a disability diagnosis. Here are a few tips to help you be your own best advocate when working with healthcare providers. Preparing in advance for your healthcare-related appointment is key to leaving it with a sense of accomplishment. Before the appointment, think about what you want to …