Autism Controversy

My topic begins with a show I watched recently on the Dr. Oz show. The topic was Autism. It was interesting—the audience represented parents who had children who were diagnosed on the Autism spectrum (ASD). The panel of professionals included Autism specialists, advocates and pediatricians.

There was a big controversy on the show, as we all have probably heard about in the news, with the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. There is a question as to whether or not the vaccine is directly related to the onset of autism. Some parents were clear on their stance–that it was related, and that the vaccine caused autism. Continue reading “Autism Controversy”

Hiring Incentives for People with Disabilities

In keeping with this month’s theme of disability employment awareness, I would like to share various resources that may either help you in your current position or in job seeking. This article focuses on information for job seekers, and I have included some organizations and websites that may be useful in finding rewarding employment. Finding a job is hard enough in these times of high unemployment; however, I believe we can all find satisfying work with a little effort. Continue reading “Hiring Incentives for People with Disabilities”

October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment month and we wanted to tell you about a few things we are working on to celebrate. All this month ILWAD will be featuring disability employment articles, resources, and editorials. Please check back with us to take advantage of all the information we will be dishing. Also, I participated in a disability employment project with CareerBuilder, an online career and job resource website, and we (ILWAD) were mentioned! Continue reading “October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month”

Be Prepared!

In response to the recent disasters on the East Coast, and in follow-up to Scott’s post on August 30th, I researched emergency preparedness techniques for those with disabilities and wanted to inform everyone about how to prepare for any disaster. Be prepared to get informed: Continue reading “Be Prepared!”