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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Can Remote Work Boost for Those with Disabilities?

Can Remote Work Boost for Those with Disabilities? Remote Work has Potential to Boost Employment for Those With Disabilities Original Article by  Megan Newsham  | Business Journal The pandemic has depressed employment all over the world, but for those living with a disability, employment challenges were a reality long before Covid-19. The Centers for Disease…

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This Classroom Used Tech to Transform Their Coffee Business

Video Series! Video Series! EPISODE 11: THIS CLASSROOM USED TECH TO TRANSFORM THEIR COFFEE BUSINESS New Jersey Vocational Life Skills Classroom Creates Website for Coffee Orders Lauren Alvarez, a High School Vocational Teacher at the Edison Township Public Schools, uses the Digitability Work Simulation to operate a growing coffee business. Last year, with the help…

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Google Calendar Resource

Digitability Bring more of Digitability’s Award-Winning Work-Ready Program to Your School or Organization. Please use the form on this page to unlock this FREE Digitability resource. Digitability prepares and trains students with a wide range of developmental disabilities for a variety of career pathways. Unlock Your Packet Unlock Your Activity You may also be interested…

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Icebreaker Resource

Digitability Bring more of Digitability’s Award-Winning Work-Ready Program to Your School or Organization. Please use the form on this page to unlock this FREE Digitability resource. Digitability prepares and trains students with a wide range of developmental disabilities for a variety of career pathways. Unlock Your Packet Unlock Your Activity You may also be interested…

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Icebreakers to Get Back Into School

Icebreakers to Get Back Into School  Back to School Written by Courtney DeYoung, Registered Behavior Technician and Applied Behavior Analyst at Manhattan Children’s Center.  When I was younger, I used to love the first day back to school following a nice, long, holiday break. I was able to tell my teachers of all the fun…

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CDC Says 1 In 44 Kids Have Autism

The CDC Says 1 In 44 Kids Have Autism Why do More Children Have Autism? Original Article by Michelle Diament  |  Disability Scoop The CDC says 2.3% are on the autism spectrum. The data comes from a report published in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that looked at data from 2018 on 8-year-old…

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Disability Drives Innovation, Here’s How

Disability Drives Innovation, Here’s How Audio Books, Siri, and Hearing Aids All Have One Thing in Common Original Article by Shira Ovide  | The New York Times Many innovations in tech originally stemmed from an accommodation for people with disabilities that later became a mainstream product. Back in the 1930’s, only about 10 percent to…

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How is Digitability Teaching Workplace Behavior Skills?

How is Digitability Teaching Workplace Behavior Skills? Workplace Behavior Starts in The Classroom Written by Courtney DeYoung, Registered Behavior Technician and Applied Behavior Analyst at Manhattan Children’s Center.  Social Skills When it comes to social interactions sometimes I feel on top of the world like a “social butterfly,” but other times I replay every single…

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10 Things to Know About People With Disabilities And Employment

10 Things to Know About People With Disabilities And Employment Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities Benefit Your Entire Company Original Article by Andrew Pulrang  | Forbes Rates of unemployment for people with disabilities are consistently very high — much higher than for non-disabled people. Raw numbers alone don’t tell the full story. We have to…

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Big Differences In Autism Rates By Community

Study Finds Big Differences In Autism Rates By Community Why are Areas in the US Seeing More Children With Autism? Original Article by Shaun Heasley  | DisabilityScoop Researchers took an in-depth look at the number of children with autism in four New Jersey counties that include 76 school districts. They combed special education records and…

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