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Author: Stephanie Farfan

National Voter Registration Day 2018 – Reflections from a Voter with a Disability

Hi, my name is Stephanie Farfan and I have never stepped foot inside a polling station. Yet, I’ve voted in every election I have been old enough to vote. I always have gotten an absentee ballot from my home state of Florida. This is because as someone with a physical disability,…

3,838 New Jobs for People with Disabilities in Nebraska

Nebraska is 5th Best State for Workers with Disabilities Washington, D.C., March 27 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, Nebraska now ranks 5th in the nation for employment of people with disabilities. Under…

5,944 New Jobs for Marylanders with Disabilities

However, challenges remain in terms of education and empowerment. Washington, D.C., March 27 – Even as the national employment rate continues to increase, more Marylanders with disabilities are entering the workforce. A new analysis published by RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigmas and advances opportunities for people with…

9,550 new jobs for people with disabilities in Illinois

Washington, D.C., March 19 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 9,550 more people with disabilities in Illinois gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s…

945 new jobs for people with disabilities in New Mexico

Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 945 more people with disabilities in New Mexico gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth.…

4,966 new jobs for people with disabilities in Idaho

RespectAbility and Best Buddies present Gov. Otter award for job gains for Idahoans with disabilities.  Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 4,966 more people with disabilities in Idaho gained…

Iowa Lost 2,975 Jobs for People with Disabilities but Still Leads Most States

Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities around the country are gaining jobs, success and independence. However, according to new data, 2,975 people with disabilities in Iowa lost jobs. Nationally, while Iowa has been significantly above the national average, people…

6,707 new jobs for people with disabilities in Ohio

Washington, D.C., March 13 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 6,707 more people with disabilities in Ohio gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s…

931 new jobs for people with disabilities in Vermont

Washington, D.C., March 13 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 931 more people with disabilities in Vermont gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth.…

7,198 new jobs for people with disabilities in Connecticut

Gov. Malloy: “Our goal is to make sure that everyone that can be employed is employed” Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 7,198 more people with disabilities in…

28,642 new jobs for people with disabilities in Georgia

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 28,642 more people with disabilities in Georgia gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth.…

715 new jobs for people with disabilities in Hawaii

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 715 more people with disabilities in Hawaii gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth.…

12,662 new jobs for people with disabilities in Massachusetts

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 12,662 more people with disabilities in Massachusetts gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth.…

8,349 new jobs for people with disabilities in Kentucky

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 18,349 more people with disabilities in Kentucky gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s…

19,978 new jobs for people with disabilities in Michigan

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 19,978 more people with disabilities in Michigan gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s…

2,305 new jobs for people with disabilities in Maine

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 2,305 more people with disabilities in Maine gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth.…

5,531 people with disabilities lose jobs in Alabama as State Ranked 49th in America

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities around the country are gaining jobs, success and independence. However, while nationally the growth of new jobs for people with disabilities went up four-fold, according to new data, 5,531 people with disabilities in…