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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Governors, Employment, and Disability

Many posts have dealt with employment of people with autism and other disabilities. Delaware Governor Jack Markell, outgoing chair of the National Governors Association talks with Judy Woodruff (the mother of a person with spina bifida) about a report titled A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities.

From the report:
Private and nonprofit providers train and assess talented individuals, including people with disabilities. Some firms serve people with disabilities exclusively. For example, Manpower Group launched a national program called Project Ability to transition people with disabilities into sustainable employment with leading employers nationwide.36 A company called Specialisterne is setting up in the United States to enable 1 million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges through social entrepreneurship, corporate-sector engagement, and a global change in mindset.37
 36 “Manpower, “Manpower Launches Project Ability to Find Employment for People with Disabilities,” Press Release, June 15, 2010,
37 Specialist People Foundation,