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Millions of Americans live with disabilities, and many other Americans will become disabled at some point in their lives. To integrate people with disabilities more fully into every aspect of life, our country is working to advance greater freedoms at work, in schools, and throughout communities. By expanding employment opportunities and fighting false peceptions that hinder people living with disabilities from joining the workforce, we can uphold America’s moral values, strengthen our economy, and make America a more hopeful place.
September marks the anniversary of one of the most inspirational moments in sports history: Jim Abbott’s no- hitter. In 1993 the world stopped and took notice of this talented one-handed pitcher. Now, 15 years later, Jim is partnering with the Department of Labor to raise awareness about the talents of people with disabilities. In Jim’s view, "It’s similar to how coaches looked at me when I was growing up, to see what I could do and not what I couldn’t."
Workers with Disabilities: Talent for a Winning Team - October 2008
Denise F – Recruiting through EARN Yields Excellent Match for Federal Agency: A Jobseeker with a Disability Returns to Work
Denise F. had an 18-year career in the federal government as an administrative professional when the unexpected happened. She fell down a flight of stairs and injured her hip, resulting in chronic pain and limited mobility. Suddenly, she was a person with a disability. Read more