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…

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…

Employment First Bills To Be Reintroduced

Continuing our momentum into 2017, #IWantToWork’s Employment First bills will soon be reintroduced. Employment First is a national movement to ensure people with disabilities…

#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…

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…