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Disability Inclusion and The Workplace

Work Without Limits blogs feature staff and guest bloggers highlighting varying perspectives of disability inclusion in the workplace.

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Published Friday, August 3, 2018
Disability:IN Massachusetts you business partner for disability inclusion

Author: Nicole Henry, Project Assistant, Work Without Limits

This year marks Work Without Limits’ (WWL) 10 year anniversary and a change to the Massachusetts Business Leadership Network (MABLN)! Always remaining true to our mission of increasing the employment rate of individuals with disabilities, we have experienced new growth opportunities year over year and 2018 is certainly no different!

Published Friday, July 20, 2018
Group of peer workers

Author: Rob Walker, DMH Office of Recovery and Empowerment

When people who have had experiences with emotional distress or trauma are able to give others encouragement, hope, assistance, understanding and share resources that aid in recovery, it is called peer support. One of the most helpful things one can say to, or hear from, another is "I've been there." Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) are trained to share their experiences in the mental health system and in recovery to effectively carry the message that "Recovery is Real!" CPS’s share their lived experience, strength and hope with people using mental health services, mental health professionals, policy makers and others. A CPS can affect peoples' beliefs about their own capacity to recover and challenge assumptions about the capacity of others to recover.

Published Tuesday, June 26, 2018
L to R: Stephanie Major, Peter Travisano, Barbara Lee. Sitting on bench outside, smiling.

Author: Peter Travisano, Manager, Work Without Limits Administrative Employment Network

Employment can enrich the lives of people with disabilities by providing better financial security, and more fulfilling personal and social experiences. The Social Security Administration (SSA) understands this and knows that many people with disabilities who are seeking employment face unique barriers. To reduce some of these barriers, Social Security created the free and voluntary Ticket to Work (TTW) program that provides supports for individuals receiving Social Security disability benefits based on their specific needs and employment goals, as well as payments to organizations or employers who are assisting or employing them.

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