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Observing Veteran’s Day

In Employment Services, Featured, News by Claudio Moya

During his second inauguration, President Abraham Lincoln said “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.” Helping returning veterans has long been a part of our country’s heritage.Veterans Day and Vocational Rehabilitation On November 11, we celebrate and honor the veterans who have served in the U.S. military. The date commemorates …

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

In Employment Services, Featured, News by Heidi Decker-Maurer

Workers with Disabilities are Key to Economic RecoveryNational Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated each October to recognize the many contributions of people with disabilities to our nation’s economy. This year’s NDEAM theme is, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” COVID-19 has left an enormous gap in America’s workforce. There are more jobs than skilled people to fill them. This gives …

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Observing Mental Illness Awareness Week

In Featured, News by eri

The first full week of October, we observe Mental Illness Awareness Week. These days it’s more important than ever for people to be informed about mental health issues. COVID-19 has been difficult for everyone. For many, it is another challenge added to a continuous battle against mental health problems. For others, COVID-19 has ushered in their first experiences dealing with …

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ERI 30th Anniversary: Looking Back and Future Focused

In Featured, News by Beth Wroblewski

ERI has been celebrating our 30th Anniversary over the course of the past year. We opted for a year-long celebration since in-person gatherings haven’t been an option due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It has certainly been a challenging year. As always, the ERI Team members, the Board, our partners, and the people with whom we work, have all been flexible, …

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Learn, Explore, Take Action! How to Use High School to Jumpstart Your Future

In Blog, Featured, News, Teen Tips by eri

Hey Teens and Parents: Learn, Explore, Take Action!We’ve always known high school is more than going to classes, and the shift to online learning due to COVID is proving it! High school is about learning who you are, exploring what you want to be as an adult, and taking actions to have the life you want. If you’re a teen …

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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

With the current and recent natural disasters happening, it might be a good time to consider your personal emergency plan. 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 Council on Physical Disabilities developed it to ensure the safety and protect the …

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Worried About Money? A Budget Can Help

In Featured, Financial Resources, News by eri

Do worries about money keep you up at night?  Would you rather go to the dentist than look at your bank account?  Do you struggle with not having enough money to cover your expenses at the end of the month? These ups and downs may make you feel like you are on a roller coaster! Here are some ways to …

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How to Ace Your Online Interview

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

So, you landed an interview and you’re ready to meet your (hopefully) future employer. The usual questions run through your head… What do I say? What should I wear? How do I get there? Wait… these days… “getting there” might mean showing up in your own living room! If you’re not used to online communication, the idea of an online …

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Time to Make a Change? Ticket to Work Can Help!

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by eri

Times are changing. We’re moving forward into a year of opportunities, stronger with lessons learned from 2020 about new ways to work and live as valuable members of our communities. As we transition from a year of social distancing and high unemployment, this may be the perfect time for you to think about your long-term work and financial goals. It …

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When You Have a Mental Health Disability and Need Benefits….

In Benefits Articles, Featured, Mental Health Resources, Social Security Benefits by eri

Complex. Confusing. Overwhelming.  These are just a few of the words used to describe what it’s like to have a mental health disability and apply for Social Security and Medicaid benefits. Some people are able to navigate the application process on their own or with the help of family and friends. Others may need a little more support.  Jolin, a …