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Getting Involved with the Medicaid Client Voice Council

Posted: 11/05/21
By: Jon Taylor

Find your seat at the table. Let your voice be heard. By Jon Taylor

There are countless sayings about the consequences of inaction. Here’s a few:

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have Read More about Getting Involved with the Medicaid Client Voice Council >


Reflecting on National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted: 10/29/21
By: Jon Taylor

An Inch Away: Opening the Glass Door to a Better Workforce By Jon Taylor

(Adapted from an Op Ed that ran in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on 10/21/21)

The CDC reports that 35% of Adult Arkansans – one out of three – live with Read More about Reflecting on National Disability Employment Awareness Month >


NDEAM 2021 – Share or Take Our Employer Survey

Posted: 10/26/21
By: Jon Taylor

Preaching to the Choir By Jon Taylor

Over the last several weeks I’ve had the privilege to speak about Competitive, Integrated Employment to audiences across Arkansas (Zoom and in person!). Every group asked great questions, offered powerful insights, and shared some Read More about NDEAM 2021 – Share or Take Our Employer Survey >


National Disability Employment Awareness Month-Week 4

Posted: 10/22/21
By: Jon Taylor

Pam By Jon Taylor

Two weeks ago I wrote about two summers with Ahmad and Alik. They came to me through a program sponsored by Arkansas Workforce Services (AWS). During that time, I was building a partnership with another state agency that Read More about National Disability Employment Awareness Month-Week 4 >


Access & Accommodations Can Foster Success in the Workplace and Beyond

Posted: 10/15/21
By: Yvonne Rowland

This week’s blog is from Yvonne Rowland, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) Stay at Work/Return to Work (SAW/RTW) program coordinator. The Access and Accommodations team at ARS is charged with the mission "to assist Arkansans with disabilities to Read More about Access & Accommodations Can Foster Success in the Workplace and Beyond >


National Disability Employment Awareness Month-Week 3

Posted: 10/13/21
By: Lud Kozlowski

NDEAM 2021 Thoughts from the Vice Chairperson By Lud Kozlowski

A job or career is a pathway out of poverty and into success and prosperity. Individuals with disabilities have abilities and talents that never should be DISSED and should be seen for who Read More about National Disability Employment Awareness Month-Week 3 >


National Disability Employment Awareness Month-Week 2

Posted: 10/08/21
By: Jon Taylor

The Summer of Tombstone  By Jon Taylor

I was the middle of my mid-morning store tour when Raven, my Backroom Coordinator, ran up to me and said, “That new kid just threatened to fight me!”.

“Seriously?”< Read More about National Disability Employment Awareness Month-Week 2 >


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted: 10/01/21
By: Jon Taylor

Let’s Get to Work. By Jon Taylor

Today is the first day of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held every October, NDEAM is a time to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the multiple contributions of Read More about October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month >


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness

Posted: 09/30/21
By: Elizabeth Cleveland, PhD, CCC-SLP and David Deere, MSW, MTh

The Misunderstood and Underdiagnosed Condition of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders By Elizabeth Cleveland, PhD, CCC-SLP and David Deere, MSW, MTh

The prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is roughly 1 in 20 individuals. Less than 1% Read More about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness >


Voting, Recognizing DSPs, and Emergency Preparedness…

Posted: 09/17/21
By: GCDD Staff

NDVRW & DSPRW 2021, Preparedness Month Continues

This week was very busy! It was Direct Service Provider Recognition Week and National Disability Voter Registration Week, along with continuing to celebrate National Preparedness Month.

Thank you, DSPs! During Direct Service Provider Read More about Voting, Recognizing DSPs, and Emergency Preparedness… >


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