Why Digitability?

Why Digitability? Why Digitability? “Many families [impacted by autism] describe leaving high school as falling off a cliff because of the lack of services for adults with an autism spectrum disorder,” says senior study author Paul Shattuck, Washington University. Today, more than 70% of people with cognitive disabilities are unemployed and continue to “fall off…

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How has Digitability Prepared Your Students for Transition into the Workplace?

Video Series! Video Series! EPISODE 10: HOW HAS DIGITABILITY PREPARED YOUR STUDENTS FOR TRANSITION INTO THE WORKPLACE? Building Social Skills for Life in the Workplace Guy Thielman’s self-contained class is using Digitability. They have been learning how to use technology like email, Google Applications, and LinkedIn. They have also been learning how successful workplace behaviors…

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How Did COVID Challenge Your Expectations of Your First Year of Teaching?

Video Series! Video Series! EPISODE 9: HOW DID COVID CHALLENGE YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF YOUR FIRST YEAR OF TEACHING? COVID-19 May Have Changed Teaching, But Digitability Helps Your Class Go Hybrid COVID changed the landscape of teaching for people all over the world. However, teachers that were entering their first year may have had a different…

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Learn About NEW IEP Guidance Issued by Ed Department

Ed Department Issues Guidance On IEPs During Pandemic Ed Department Issues On IEPs During Pandemic By Michelle Diament  | DisabilityScoop  New guidance from the U.S. Department of Education is addressing many considerations for IEP teams, offering input on how IEPs should be modified to address changes brought on by COVID-19. Read More at DisabilityScoop About Digitability…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month – Day 31

Day 31 – Subscribe to ODEP’s New Brief Day 31 – Subscribe to ODEP’s The purpose of NDEAM is to foster a more inclusive workforce, one where every person is recognized for his or her abilities – every day of every month.Subscribe to ODEP’s weekly news brief to stay abreast of topics and trends in disability…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month – Day 30

Day 30 – Get Tech Savvy Day 30 – Get Tech Savvy NDEAM is a great time for employers to learn or refresh their knowledge about the importance of accessible technology to the employment of people with disabilities. The ODEP-funded Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) offers a lot of resources, including a primer called Accessible Technology…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month – Day 29

Day 29 – Proactively Recruit People With Disabilities Day 29 – Proactively Recruit People With Disabilities During NDEAM, employers can identify strategies for proactively advertising job openings where they may be more likely to reach candidates with disabilities. Examples include American Job Centers, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, Employment Networks under the Ticket to Work program,…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month – Day 28

Day 28 – Bring Digitability to Your School or Organization Day 28 – Bring Digitability to Your School or Organization Digitability is the only scalable, STEM-focused, pre-employment transition curriculum that continues to be recognized as an innovative solution to the unemployment crisis facing a large — and growing — population of those with disabilities, such…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month – Day 27

Day 27 – Share the “Who I Am” PSA Day 27 – Share the “Who I Am” PSA In the Campaign for Disability Employment’s “Who I Am” public service announcement, nine real people with disabilities illustrate that their disabilities are only one part of who they are. Rather than be defined by disability, they are the…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month – Day 26

Day 26 – Share the “I Can” PSA Day 26 – Share the “I Can” PSA The Campaign for Disability Employment’s award-winning “I Can” Public Service Announcement (PSA) features seven people with disabilities – not actors – sharing what they can do when given the opportunity. NDEAM is a great time to share it among friends and…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month – Day 25

Day 25 – Share the “Because” PSA Day 25 – Share the “Because” PSA The Campaign for Disability Employment’s “Because” public service announcement reminds us to instill the expectation of employment in young people with disabilities. Consider sharing it with colleagues, friends and loved ones during NDEAM to reinforce the importance of life experiences that can lead…

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