CIS: Richard’s story

Richard, 28, has been blind since birth. He worked a few different part-time jobs trying to find his niche before reluctantly accepting a position…

#IWantToVote: Resources for election day

As people with disabilities, we’re one of the largest minority populations. 1 in 5 people have a disability. Yet, unfortunately, only half of us…

Josie Badger joined Two Way Radio this morning.

Josie Badger, chair of the #IWantToWork campaign joined Two Way Radio this morning to discuss what the campaign is all about and what it…

PA Unveils Employment First Plan

It’s Employment First Friday and since this is the beginning of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we want to highlight two important…

Labor & Industry Hearing on House Bill 2130: Steps Towards Employment First

The #IWantToWork coalition is thankful for the opportunity to educate members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly on what it’s like to live and want…

We’ve come a long way, baby.

Having just celebrated the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, those of us in the disability community can justifiably and proudly say…

Why Employment First Matters

Only one-out-of-three Pennsylvanians with a disability are working. It doesn’t have to be that way. #IWantToWork is part of the Employment First movement, focused…

Coffee, Bagels and Celebrating a Big Legislative Win!

Bright and early on the morning of June 23, the #IWantToWork campaign had the privilege of hosting legislators for breakfast as we celebrated House…

Approval of HB400 Igniting PA Culture Change

“What do you do?” This simple question is often the starting point of many relationships. In Western culture, employment is often seen in as…

A Big Win for #IWantToWork!

Senate Approves HB 400 to Help Teens With Disabilities Prepare for Jobs After Graduation. #IWantToWork’s effort to make sure young people with disabilities get part-time…