This Fairhaven native actor proves minorities and people with disabilities can take center stage

By Seth Chitwood, Standard-Times

FAIRHAVEN — Brennan Srisirikul knew about the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, but never had the confidence to submit a film — especially since he’s never made one. But after a crazy year, he knew it was time to go for it. Continue reading This Fairhaven native actor proves minorities and people with disabilities can take center stage

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Planning for a Lifetime: 5 Key Considerations (and Resources!) for Parents of Special Needs Children

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developmental disabilities affect approximately 17% of children aged 3 to 17 in the United States. As medical advances have continued, it’s become more likely that children with special needs may outlive their parents. According to the National Down Syndrome Society, the average life expectancy of a person with Down Syndrome is 60 today. In 1983, it was only 25. Continue reading Planning for a Lifetime: 5 Key Considerations (and Resources!) for Parents of Special Needs Children

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Meet John Cronin: The Founder of John’s Crazy Socks

During Fall 2016, John Cronin began his senior year of high school and like most high school seniors, John began looking at his options for the career world. He was currently studying retail and customer service, but he also wanted to work in an atmosphere that was creative and enjoyable. Not liking any of the options that were currently available to him, John decided that the best way to find his ideal workplace was to create it himself. Continue reading Meet John Cronin: The Founder of John’s Crazy Socks

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Online Recruitment of & Outreach to People with Disabilities: Research-Based Practices

Effective recruitment and outreach are necessary to improve an organization’s pipeline of qualified applicants with disabilities. EARN’s evaluation of the research literature uncovered important implications in a number of areas, including: online messaging, outreach and recruitment, application processes and accessibility, and establishing partnerships to broaden talent pools. The following is a summary of research-based practices and elements of online outreach that increase the likelihood of attracting individuals with disabilities during the job application process. Continue reading Online Recruitment of & Outreach to People with Disabilities: Research-Based Practices

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SAG-AFTRA Panelists Say “Disability Consistently Overlooked In Conversation About Diversity & Inclusion”

By David Robb of Deadline

The casting of performers with disabilities should be part of Hollywood’s ongoing efforts to be more inclusive, but it’s often not, even though the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 makes it just as illegal to discriminate against the disabled as it is any other protected group. Continue reading SAG-AFTRA Panelists Say “Disability Consistently Overlooked In Conversation About Diversity & Inclusion”

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3 Ways Disability Allyship Can Go Off Track

By : Andrew Pulrang, Forbes

April is Autism Acceptance Month. It’s a good time to rethink not only how non-autistic or “neurotypical” people can best support autistic people –– but also how non-disabled people in general can do better in supporting people with any kind of mental, developmental, or physical disability. There’s no shortage of good intentions. Most people if asked would say that they at least want to do right by people with disabilities. But being a good disability ally requires more than goodwill.

Continue reading 3 Ways Disability Allyship Can Go Off Track

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