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It officially feels like fall when doorbells ring and excited exclamations of “Trick or Treat” are heard. With costumes, candy, and tons of fun, Halloween is celebrated all over the country. But this seemingly simple holiday can still present pretty significant challenges for some. The lights, colors, and loud noises from the decorations can cause […]

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In our last IEP and 504 plan article, we discussed the difference between the two education plans. One of the main differences is that they are covered under two different laws. IEPs are covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) while 504 plans are covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of [...]
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The start of a new school year can bring a long list of to-dos. Shopping for school supplies, getting haircuts, and making sure that the first day of school outfit is set and ready to go. For parents with kids with disabilities, sometimes adjusting or obtaining an IEP or 504 is also on the list. [...]
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Ramps, elevators, Braille; these are all accommodations that come to mind when talking about accessibility. But, in today’s high-tech world, accessibility extends far beyond the accommodations listed above. Now that so many things are done virtually, accessibility on the web is incredibly important.  According to the Web Accessibility Initiative, “web accessibility means that websites, tools, […]

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Preparing for a new career can seem like a daunting task. Whether you’re reentering the workforce or entering it for the first time, it’s important to have the tools you need to take your best step forward onto your pathway towards a successful career. At employU, we understand that every second counts when it comes […]

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At employU, we offer a variety of employment services that can assist clients throughout their career path journey, no matter what level of support they are looking for. Though a valuable service, Discovery is a program that many aren’t aware of. Vocational Rehabilitation states that in order to qualify for Discovery Services, an individual must […]

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As peak seasons approach, many businesses feel the crunch of trying to find skilled employees to meet the demand of their busy season. It’s a fortunate problem to have, but it’s still one that needs to be addressed and often needs to be addressed quickly. employU has a solution. On-the-Job Trainings (OJTs) are not only […]

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Acclimating to life after service can be a difficult adjustment for many military veterans.  Returning to routines combined with feelings of having to start anew is understandably challenging.  Many veterans are also dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) upon their return home. PTSD is defined as a mental health disorder that is developed due […]

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The word “disability” covers a wide variety of medical diagnoses.  Historically, people with disabilities have had to fight for the right to accommodations and to be heard in general.  “People with disabilities have historically been marginalized, hidden, ignored, pitied, stereotyped, and cast aside.  Instead of looking at the person in a holistic way, the person’s […]

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