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    Community Concepts - Vision Forward
by Terri Davis and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
We turn our attention to individuals with vision impairment and blindness, as we learn more about the organization, Vision Forward Association. Tim Muma speaks with Vision Forward's executive director, Terri Davis, to find out about what activities and programs are available to individuals with various levels of vision loss. Terri also describes the challenges and solutions Vision Forward addresses with its members. Communi...
 
    Community Concepts - Working With ADHD
by Linda Walker and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, affects millions of people and can cause serious problems for adults in the workplace. Linda Walker, a certified ADHD coach and chair of the Workplace Issues Committee for the ADD Association, joins Tim Muma to talk about the challenges these individuals encounter. Linda also gives us tips on how "ADHD-ers" can improve their productivity and take steps to limit the impac...
 
    Moving Up the Ladder - Blind Ambition, Limitless Potential
by Patricia Walsh and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
On this episode, Tim Muma speaks with an individual who has worked as an engineer for Microsoft, is an entrepreneur herself, and completes marathons, triathlons and the Ironman competition with relative ease. She also happens to be blind. Patricia Walsh joins LJNRadio to discuss her path to success and how she picked herself up from the depths of depression and self-doubt to become a world-class athlete and sought-after speake...
 
    Volunteering At - American Foundation for the Blind
by Joe Strechay and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) gets the spotlight this time around as Tim Muma learns about the programs and goals of the organization. Joe Strechay, AFB's CareerConnect program manager, offers details on the ways in which individuals with blindness are aided in their lives and careers. He also gives listeners the inside scoop on volunteering to help in a number of capacities. If you’re unemployed and looking t...
 
  Community Outreach & Diversity
by Local JobNetwork™ - May, 2012
Welcome to a powerful network that connects employers with more than 16,000 organizations across the nation to provide employment assistance to constituents in their communities. We value our partnerships with construction/skilled trades, diversity organizations, general business, historically black colleges and unive...
 
  OFCCP focus on Covered Veterans and Individuals
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2011
The OFCCP has a new Director, an increased budget and a renewed focus on enforcement of federal contractors’ affirmative action requirements for Covered Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. So, it's time to make sure that you are doing all that is required—and all that you can. It's time to check: •Your VETS-100/VETS-100A report filing •Your job postings with the State Employment Agency •Your written Affirmativ...
 
  OFCCP Proposes Revisions to Scheduling Letter
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - May, 2011
On May 12th, OFCCP published in the Federal Register its proposed changes to the Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. Below is the OFCCP’s description and justification of the proposed changes: “OFCCP has revised the Scheduling Letter and its Itemized Listing. These revisions will reduce overall burden hours on contractors and enhance OFCCP’s desk audit and data analysis abilities. The revisions in the body of the S...
 
  OFCCP Regulatory Agenda Webchat Highlights
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - May, 2011
In December 2010, the OFCCP’s Fall 2010 regulatory agenda was published in the Federal Register and in an effort to promote contractor feedback, Patricia Shiu hosted a live webchat Friday, January 7th, 2011. Below are a few highlights. Compensation Data Collection Tool/Rescission of 2006 Compensation Guidance •OFCCP will continue to follow Title VII principles in investigating and analyzing compensation discrimination •O...
 
  This Place Changes Everything
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - May, 2011
I just got back from the USBLN 2010 Conference – Aligning Disability with the Bottom Line: Talent, Market Share and Supplier Diversity. I have been to many conferences over the years, but this will be remembered as the one that changed everything for me. I went into this conference with the goal of gaining new insight and knowledge about outreach programs and support for people with disabilities. I did this with the intent...
 
  Accident Turned Reeve into a Super Man
by Dave Murphy - Nov, 2004
Ten years ago, Christopher Reeve was best known as Superman, but Reeve and everyone else knew that he was merely a good actor portraying a character — that Reeve was a normal man, not a hero. All that changed, of course, when Reeve broke his neck in May 1995 after being thrown from a horse. He was paralyzed from the neck down, and had to fight off feelings of depression and thoughts of suicide. The accident left him as a...
 
  Good Grief: Is It Mourning or Is It Depression? (Part 1 of 2)
by Mark Gorkin - Mar, 2004
As a training contractor for Fairfax County Government (in Northern Virginia; home of America Online and the "Software Valley") I’ve been leading bimonthly "Dealing with Stress, Loss and Change through Humor" and "Managing Anger and Conflict" workshops. Over the last two years, I’ve interacted with hundreds and hundreds of individuals who have been terminated, downsized and outsourced. Some of these folks have been dislodged...
 
  Stressful Contexts for Turning Grief into Depression (Part 2 of 2)
by Mark Gorkin - Mar, 2004
Part I of this series, "Good Grief: Is it Mourning or Is It Depression?" examined the fine line and conceptual confusions between grief and mood disorder. The essay also outlined the stages of grief. In the past two years, based on my workshops with reorganized and unemployed professionals in career transition, here are seven bio-psychosocial dynamics and role contexts that may help differentiate natural grief from morbid...
 
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