Month: February 2017

Self advocacy: the road to awesome

Self advocacy: the road to awesome

By Jeff Kinney The ability to guide one’s own life – self-advocacy – was a major topic during the 2016 Spina Bifida Association National Conference last Summer. The importance of self-advocacy relates directly to SBA’s increased emphasis on meeting the needs of adults with Spina Bifida, a highlight of the national conference held June 25-28 …

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Conquering the Job Market With a Disability

Conquering the Job Market With a Disability

By Jeff Kinney Although it’s tough out there for almost anyone trying to find a job, the situation is especially dire for people with disabilities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2015, just 17.5 percent of disabled people were employed, compared to 65 percent of those without a disability. Worse, it’s been …

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