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How your new coworking space can help those with disabilities

April 20, 2021
roi-nj.com

April 20, 2021 | roi-nj.com The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the face of corporate work. As social distancing guidelines were implemented, working from home became the new norm for many businesses. While the pandemic will end, these new working norms are here to stay. A survey by Cisco Systems Inc. found that 53% of larger…

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Why South Carolina should end wage discrimination against those with disabilities

April 17, 2021
greenvilleonline.com

April 17, 2021 | greenvilleonline.com A joint resolution filed by State Sen. Katrina Shealy last month would undo more than 80 years of wage discrimination against workers with disabilities in South Carolina. It deserves the full support of the entire legislature. If passed, the resolution would prohibit use of Section 14(c) of the ironically titled…

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Meaningful Employment + Hard Work = Big Impact

April 6, 2021
oceanfirstfdn.org

I love going to work each shift, and I like my co-workers and manager a lot. They give employees free soda fountain/iced teas refills during their shifts, which is kind.Jake, Client, Community Options Inc. Meet Jake, one of Panera Bread’s hardest-working Dining Room Associates and active member of Community Options Employment Program since 2018. Community…

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COVID is adding scores of newly disabled employees – and challenges – to the workforce

March 28, 2021
nj.com

March 28, 2021 | nj.com “Disabilities are part of life,” Stack said. “We’re going to be your neighbor. We’re going to be in your community. Disabilities don’t care about your financial status, your religion, your race, sex or age. You get a disability, you’re just going to have it.” The ranks of the disabled also…

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NJ flower shop giving residents with disabilities a creative outlet

March 23, 2021
njspotlight.com

March 23, 2021 | njspotlight.com We bring you an update on a business where possibilities are blooming. Two years ago, our cameras were there when Vaseful Flower and Gifts in Princeton cut the ribbon on its second shop. It’s an operation that started with one goal: to provide meaningful work for residents with disabilities.

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Community Options Inc. provides School to Employment Services

March 5, 2021
wbng.com

March 5, 2021 | wbng.com Community Options Inc. is offering School to Employment Services and learning sessions for students and adults with disabilities. The next session, “Don’t Leave Your Future to Luck”, is on March 12 from 5 to 8 pm. The third session, “Spring Ahead with Post Secondary Education”, is being offered on April…

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Cupid’s Chase 5K goes virtual

February 15, 2021
Cupid’s Chase 5K goes virtual

February 15, 2021 | localsyr.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Cupid’s Chase 5K is virtual this year, and it began this weekend. All you have to do is run a 5K and report your time. The race supports Community Options, a non-profit for individuals with developmental disabilities. It is their largest fundraiser of the year.…

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Report that President Biden will End Wage Discrimination for People with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities: Statement by Robert Stack, CEO of Community Options

January 19, 2021
www.insidernj.com

January 19, 2021 | insidernj.com Report that President Biden will End Wage Discrimination for People with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities: Statement by Robert Stack, CEO of Community Options Princeton, NJ – January 19, 2021 – Following reports that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will seek to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour for all workers, including workers…

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Caregivers for those with disabilities are Frontline workers, their pay should reflect that

January 12, 2021
elpasoheraldpost.com

January 12, 2021 | elpasoheraldpost.com The consensus is hospital staff and the vulnerable must be first in line for the vaccine. Persons with disabilities have a 35% greater chance of dying from COVID-19 than the general population. Many live in small group homes supported by direct care givers. Nonprofits were ordered to wait for guidance…

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Superhero commissioner will join Biden-Harris administration

January 9, 2021
Superhero commissioner will join Biden-Harris administration

January 9, 2021 | centraljersey.com When Clark Kent puts on his glasses to hide his identity as a superhero his peers see him sit behind a desk oblivious to his agenda. After Gov. Phil Murphy appointed Carole Johnson as the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, the disabled community figured there was…

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