New Senate Bill Could Offer More Access To Health Care Needs For Workers With Disabilities

WESA – A bill that aims to let more people with disabilities access a program that gives them medical services appears primed to move…

A bill expanding healthcare access for working disabled people may see Senate action

WITF (Harrisburg) — A bill that aims to let more disabled people access a program that gives them medical services appears primed to move…

Legislation to remove income limit on people with disabilities introduced to PA Senate

HARRISBURG, PA (October 8, 2019) — United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s #IWantToWork campaign is pleased to join Senator Bob Mensch in introducing Senate Bill…

#WorkingWithBenefits: WIPA Resources

You wanted to work. You got the job. Congratulations! Now, you have questions about your Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits….

JFCS Career Development Center offers young adults with mental health challenges a lifeline to meaningful work

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” The latest government figures put the U.S. unemployment…

Acknowledging my disability, and becoming an advocate

As a woman with a disability, figuring out what defines me, and how I define myself, has been a tricky thing. Some parts of…

Meet Joe Maysky

Hi there! My name is Joe Maysky and I’m the #IWantToWork campaign’s new Social Media Manager. I have cerebral palsy and graduated from West…

Denial, Hurdles and Hard Work: My Journey to Law School

Do you know what it takes to gain admission to law school? Most people think you only need the basics: excellent grades, a high…

Employment First legislation passes Pennsylvania House and Senate

HARRISBURG, PA (June 14, 2018) — United Way of Southwestern PA’s #IWantToWork Campaign is pleased to join Representative Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, Representative Dan Miller,…

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…