Monday, December 27, 2010

Give a sense of Purpose this season


What was your first job?

Was it a grocery bagger, waitress, bus boy, babysitter? For Shaveta it happened this year - her very first paying job is at Walgreens. Do you remember how important and special you felt having that first job - the sense of purpose that it brought to your life? This is the sense of purpose that AtWork! is bringing to people with disabilities every day, because of the support of our community. In this giving season, consider giving that sense of purpose to someone who truly longs for it. Please consider making a gift to AtWork!. Shaveta thanks you for it! Stop by Walgreens and see Shaveta in action for yourself. You'll recognize her by the smile on her face.

Happy Holidays from AtWork! To donate, please click here or visit our website at www.atworkwa.org.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

What does inclusion mean to you?

A group of 20 teens are spearheading a national campaign to challenge disability stereotypes and promote inclusion.

“We’re really hoping to redefine what inclusion is — it’s accepting people as who they are and as equal human beings,” says Liebowitz who has cerebral palsy and is now a freshman at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. “I want to make things better for kids like me who may be the only disabled kids in their schools.”

http://tinyurl.com/36nrng9

What are you doing to promote inclusion for people with disabilities?

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Dispelling more myths about employees with disabilities

Myth
Employees with disabilities have a higher absentee rate than employees without disabilities.
Fact
Studies by firms such as DuPont show that employees with disabilities are not absent any more than employees without disabilities.

Again, we see that an employee with a disability equally stacks up to any other employee with regards to attendance. Have we convinced you yet? Call us today to hire someone with a disability at your company. You won't regret it! 425.274.4000 or info@atworkwa.org

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