Tag: People-with-disabilities

Fight to End Subminimum Wage Continues

For years, disability advocates have been protesting against companies giving people with disabilities lower than minimum wage. A new bill is being introduced in both chambers of Congress to prohibit what has come to be known as subminimum wage. Since 1930, places of work have been allowed to obtain 14…

Diversity Leaders: 6 Things NEVER to Say About Disabilities

“The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” —Mark Twain As diversity leaders, we understand that disability is just another kind of difference, like culture, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. We recognize that diversity is a valuable source of…

Let's Stop Cheating the Disabled

By Carol Glazer, President of the National Organization on Disability Consider this: Businesses in regions with the lowest unemployment rates employ disproportionate numbers of workers with disabilities [1]. The implication People with disabilities are more than capable, they’re just not companies’ first, second, or even third choice. But when employers…

Town Wants to Take Away Ducks from Boy with Autism

A 12-year-old boy with autism might have his best treatment taken away from him. Dylan Dyke has two emotional support ducks, Bill and Nibbles, which he cares for in his home. “I can tell them anything, and they just won’t be bothered by it,” Dylan told WSFA. “These ducks understand…