Saturday, October 14, 2017

“Disability isn’t a monolithic concept”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"THE ISSUE: People with disabilities face low employment rates.
THE IMPACT: National Disability Employment Awareness Month is intended to educate employers about providing opportunities for workers with disabilities. 
For people with disabilities in Massachusetts and across the country, employment rates are rising, but have still not recovered to pre-recession levels. 
Massachusetts advocates for people with disabilities are running awareness and education campaigns in October to mark National Disability Employment Awareness month. David D’Arcangelo, director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability, said finding employment is a major issue facing many people with disabilities."

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Today's Special will be at the Harvest Festival selling tickets for their fund raiser Oct 28.

"Today's Special aims to be a leader in the food service industry by empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to take an active role in the distribution, development, and marketing of high quality baked goods that are produced in a truly integrated workplace. We believe that the food service industry is uniquely positioned to bring communities together and we take pride in producing high quality baked goods while striving to create an inclusive world."

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