Adapted Vehicles and Employment

Obtaining employment requires education, experience, and reliable transportation. Transportation can be a barrier to job candidates with disabilities. Depending on where you live, there…

My Journey to Employment

My name is Joshua Stranix. I wanted to be employed from a young age. I began working in 1994 when I was 17 years…

How College Prepared Me for Competitive Integrated Employment

In kindergarten through twelfth grade, students with disabilities are entitled to the reasonable accommodations they need through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)…

How being on an ice hockey team gave me the skills for competitive integrated employment

When I was 12 years old, our neighbor invited my sister, Lauren, to play on a girls’ ice hockey team. I watched my sister…

How The Computer Led To My Success in Inclusive Employment

When I was around three or four years old, even before my first power chair, my parents were trying to set up a “Jellybean…

How Being Mainstreamed Led To My Success in Inclusive Employment

I’ve always thought of my Mom as a “forward thinking” person. Before I was even born, she was a special education teacher. Based on…

Pennsylvania Has a New Program for People with Disabilities: ABLE Accounts

Pennsylvania launched its ABLE program in April, and I was the second person to open an account.  It was so easy to do, let…

Athlete to Entrepreneur

I grew up loving sports and fitness. I set my sights on wrestling in college. Unfortunately, my life changed forever when I was injured…

Meet Joshua Stranix

Joshua Stranix, Legislative Advocate for the #IWantToWork campaign, has served on the Board of Directors for The Arc of Pennsylvania since 2010 (he’s also…

A Night to Remember in Washington, D.C.

The #IWantToWork campaign joined disability advocates from across the country in Washington, D.C. at The Association of University Centers on Disabilities’ AUCD for All…