Disabilities

Voya Financial Recognized by New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at 225th Anniversary Celebration Honoring Companies Positively Impacting Society

Voya announces launch of Voya Cares program to help people with special needs, and caregivers, plan for the future they envision
Press Release

NEW YORK, May 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today participated in the NYSE’s 225th anniversary opening-bell celebration, which recognized a select group of NYSE-listed companies positively impacting the world.  The event was tied to the NYSE’s new campaign, “Ring True,” which celebrates NYSE’s vision for the future, and the roles that NYSE-listed companies have in changing the world.

Wells Fargo, No Barriers Warriors Announce the 2017 “Warriors to Summits” Team

12 veterans with disabilities will attempt to summit Mount Brooks in Denali National Park and Preserve on September 11
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FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) and No Barriers Warriors today announced the team of 12 veterans with disabilities selected to participate in the 2017 Warriors to Summits expedition.

Good News about the Proposed PA State Budget for Intellectual Disability and Autism Services

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I have good news about the proposed Pennsylvania budget to share with you. The collective strength and advocacy at the state level of individuals and organizations involved in human services has led to the most favorable budget proposal for intellectual disability and autism services that we have seen in Pennsylvania in many years. The proposed PA budget includes funding for a rate increase, affecting not just people with disability but also the people who support them.

This budget proposal is a win for intellectual disability and autism services!

How Susquehanna Service Dogs Matches People with Service Dogs

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In February, seven people received their new service dogs. Each person was specially matched with their service dog to make sure they’ll be a good fit.

The first time a person meets their new service dog is at Meet the Dogs. At that time, they don’t know which dog will ultimately become theirs. However, the matching process starts long before a person meets a dog.

Recruiting Employees with Disabilities

By: Carol Glazer and Howard Green
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For the 57 million Americans living with disabilities, the largest barrier to Quality of Life is finding employment. There are 30 million Americans with disabilities of working age but  only 20 percent of them participate in the workforce.

The barriers to employment usually stem from stigma about what individuals with disabilities can achieve and contribute to the workforce. A survey that we worked on with PwC found that many people try to hide their disability out of fear that stigma will keep them from getting a job or limit their job options.

Tribble Center Gives Support in the Working World

Seneca, S.C., group puts people with disabilities to work, offers opportunities
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In some ways, The Tribble Center in Seneca, S.C., is a typical warehouse: boxes packed for shipping, work tables full of men and women constructing esoteric instruments.

Yet, the center, which provides services for people with intellectual disabilities, is much more.

Stepping through the crowd in the warehouse, Day Program Manager Donna Thompson starts rattling off names.

Aramark Named a Top 50 Employer for People with Disabilities

Company Recognized by CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine
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PHILADELPHIA, January 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Aramark (NYSE:ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, has once again been named a Top 50 employer for providing a positive working environment for people with disabilities by CAREERS & the disABLED magazine.

Parents, Governmental Leaders Meet at National Parents Meet to Celebrate Progress in the Disability Movement in India

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The 24th National Parents Meet in Jalandhar, Punjab was a potent mix of passion, gritty determination, and celebration. From across India, several hundred family members of people with developmental disabilities came together, along with their sons and daughters, to meet, plan, share, learn, and celebrate the hard-won gains they have made.

Wells Fargo Commits $1 Million to Scholarship America for People with Disabilities

Company celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has committed $1 million over the next four years to Scholarship America to develop and implement a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. 

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