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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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Benefits and Employment Mental Health Specialist

In Featured, Job Openings by Beth Wroblewski

Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) – Madison, WI Employment Resources, Inc., a Madison-based nonprofit agency that advances the employment, health and financial security of people with disabilities, is seeking a Benefits and Employment Specialist to work in the Dane County area with people who need support and assistance due to a mental health need. The Benefits and Employment Specialist assists people with disabilities …

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Senior Financial Manager

In Featured, Job Openings by Beth Wroblewski

Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) – Madison, WI Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI), a Madison-based nonprofit agency that advances the employment, health and financial security of people with disabilities, is seeking a highly qualified Senior Financial Manager. The agency has an annual budget around $3 million with 30 staff. ERI requires management of an extensive array of federal, state and county grants, contracts and …

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10 Steps People with Disabilities Should Take to Prepare for an Emergency

In Emergency Planning Resources, Featured, News, Resources by eri

Do you know what to do if something bad were to happen? How will you know if a natural disaster is coming? How will rescuers find you if you need help getting out? The “Be Prepared, Have a Plan: Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for People with Disabilities” can help you plan for and respond to emergencies and natural disasters. The Wisconsin …

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FreshEBT: Your Online Guide to Managing FoodShare Benefits

In Employment and Benefits, Featured, News, Resources by Priscilla Matthews

How do I apply for FoodShare Wisconsin? Which stores and farmer’s markets accept the Quest Card? Can I check my balance online? Am I eligible for other benefits? These are just a few of the questions you might have about Wisconsin’s FoodShare program. FreshEBT can answer them, and many more! FreshEBT is an online guide to managing FoodShare benefits in …

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10 Personal Money Management Resources for 2019

In Featured, Financial Resources, News by eri

Here’s a question you may be asked as a professional providing services to people with disabilities. What tools and resources are available to support or assist people in improving their personal finances? Here are a few to check out and bookmark to your resource lists. This website is dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. America …

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Get a New or Better Job: Step Four: Social Media and Networking

In Blog, Career Exploration, Employment Articles, News, Series: New Job by Sarah Lyngdal

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are all avenues that can be either your friend or enemy when it comes to job search and networking. It can be a great friend if done correctly, but an enemy if it isn’t up to date or showcases a lack of professionalism. How can you use social media to your advantage? Why would you want …