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6 by 15 Campaign

During a Monday-night reception at the Disability Policy Seminar, Senator Harkin officially announced the start of the 6 by 15 campaign – an national effort to work on six national goals by the end of 2015, the year that marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 40th anniversary of the […]

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21 and Able Initiative is thrilled to support keynote speaker Michael Callahan at The PEAL Center’s 8th Annual Inclusive Communities Conference

United Way of Allegheny County – 21 and Able Initiative is thrilled to support keynote speaker Michael Callahan at The PEAL Center’s 8th Annual Inclusive Communities Conference. Michael Callahan is a dynamic speaker who illustrates his unique concepts of customized employment and the Discovery method in inclusive settings. Callahan’s keynote presentation will provide an overview […]

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Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announces the launch of a “special needs registry”

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced the launch Tuesday of a “special needs registry,” a tool that first responders said should be helpful in responding to emergency situations involving county residents who have disabilities and might need additional assistance. Read More…

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Senator Wants More Young People With Disabilities Working

A key U.S. senator, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa is pressing for a quarter-million more young people with disabilities to be employed by 2015. Senator Harkin says that public and private sectors should come together to grow the number of young workers with disabilities by 250,000 in the next three years. Read more…

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21 and Able Enters Third Year Helping Bridge Gap from Youth to Adulthood for Those with Disabilities

21 and Able’s Program Manager Mary Hartley was recently interviewed by local Pittsburgh National Public Radio (NPR) Station to discuss the 21 and Able and the Career Transition Liaison Project. Read more…

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Corbett: More Funding to Aid Intellectually Disabled

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett seeks more funding to aid intellectually disabled persons, whereas the increase would provide in-home and community support services for an additional 1,100 people. Read more…

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Employers Actively Recruiting Workers with Disabilities as a Way to Gain a Loyal Workforce, Tap Overlooked Talent and Add Diversity

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said Monday that he’s introduced a bill that would fund research to determine the most effective interventions and support services for young people aging out of the school system.

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21 and Able Blog Post on Disability.Gov

The gifts are unwrapped. The parties are over. The pomp and circumstance has ended. As families and friends celebrate a graduate’s accomplishments, they also ask, “What’s next?”

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2013 Pirates Disability Awareness Celebration

As part of the 2013 Pirates Disability Awareness Celebration, in conjunction with PA Youth Leadership Network, CHANGE, and the Pirates, we will host a special event for youth prior to the Resource Fair. This event is FREE for youth and as being a vendor at the 2013 Pirates Disability Awareness Celebration, we wanted to give you a first-hand opportunity to invite youth to attend. Read More…

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Senator Looks To Enhance Transition Services Nationwide

A key U.S. senator is pushing for expanded on-the-job opportunities for youth with disabilities while they are still in school and he’s making the issue a top priority as Congress looks to tackle a major employment bill. Read more

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