Employment News

Virginia: DARS and Project Search Increase Employment Opportunities for Workers with Disabilities

This article highlights positive employment outcomes achieved by workers in Virginia, often with the support of public programs like the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and employer initiatives like Project Search, a national school-to-work program run by Centra Health.

An Employment Mentoring Project for College Students Who Are Blind

The Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision reports on this recently completed project and shares resources and publications that may be helpful to consumers and service providers.

Profile of Success: John Winfrey

Check out the latest “Policies in Practice” profile from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), highlighting the successful career of Maryland’s John Winfrey. Mr. Winfrey works for Microsoft, helping to ensure products are accessible to all users.

“Disclosing a Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis at Work May Have Pros and Cons”

Researchers asked individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) whether, why, when, or how much information about their condition they disclosed to supervisors or colleagues in the workplace, and got a wide variety of responses. The experiences reported by those who chose to disclose varied as well, ranging from negative reactions to positive outcomes such as the provision of reasonable accommodations.