Sharon Tiday on her Campaign for Disability Awareness Lessons in School

Sharon Tiday, from Plymouth, UK, is a mum on a mission. The mum of 3 to Shannon and Stacey, both 6 and Jack, 11, set up last year a Facebook group ‘Campaign for Disability Awareness Lessons in schools‘ and is campaigning for disability awareness lessons to be part of the curriculum in all mainstream schools. […]

Katie Price on her outspoken Interview about parents of disabled children

Katie Price causes uproar in autism community by saying “some parents are too lazy”. Ms. Price, a media personality, businesswoman and model spoke about parents of disabled children in an interview with Sam Walker which was broadcast on Radio 5 Live on Monday 28th October. Katie Price is mother to Harvey, 11, who has septo-optic […]

A New Frontier for Disabled Adults: Being An Entrepreneur

“I’m sorry, we went with another candidate.” “I’m sorry, you just aren’t qualified.” These phrases are all too often heard by autistic adults following an interview, assuming they get an interview in the first place. According to the Office of Disability Employment, in November of 2014 only 19.7 percent of disabled adults were employed. That is […]

Accidental Ableism

I had never heard the word abelism before 2014. Even after my daughter was diagnosed over 10 years ago I was not aware of it. When I first saw it used, I actually had to look it up; ableism is the discrimination in favor of able-bodied people. It was not something I concerned myself with […]

Press Release – DirectEmployers Forms New Alliance with Easter Seals, Further Encouraging Disability and Veteran Hiring Initiatives

Partnership launches online job portal for veterans and individuals with disabilities. Indianapolis  – DirectEmployers Association, the leading nonprofit provider and OFCCP compliance solution and recruitment marketing tools, is continuing to bridge the gap between employers and the disability and veteran community through a national partnership with Easter Seals, a nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals […]

National Audit Office report states disabled claimants are waiting longer for benefits

A recent report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) in the UK has stated that claimants for the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which will replace Disability Living Allowance, were waiting an average 107 days – and terminally ill patients 28 days – for a decision on their cases, rather than the predicted processing […]