Anne Bonney to host Empowerment & Leadership Workshop Series

Please join us at our upcoming Empowerment & Leadership Workshop Series.  We are thrilled to be working with Anne Bonney to offer this FREE workshop series. Anne brings a positive attitude, boundless energy, and a tool box full of tips and tricks to help everyone she works with find more fulfillment and success.  We hope […]

NMC Career & Employment Fair

Over 70 participating businesses & non-profits! The event, which is open to the community, draws hundreds of people for the chance to meet with more than 80 employers, making it a prime occasion for creating opportunities and growth. Northwestern Michigan’s premier career fair is a great chance to meet employers who are hiring, and talk […]

Jobs for Vets! – Save the Date, March 22

Jobs for Vets! – Hiring Event You’ve served our country, now let’s work for you. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Hagerty Conference Center | Traverse City, MI 49686. It can be overwhelming and difficult to find gainful employment as a veteran, and Jobs for Vets! successfully matches veterans with […]

Several States Poised to Offer Savings Accounts for Disabled Americans

By PAM FESSLER  New laws in 35 states will allow more than 5 million Americans with disabilities to begin setting aside money for disability-related expenses without being penalized. Right now, many lose health and other public benefits if they save too much money, which is one of the main reasons for the high poverty rate […]

Work Is a Pathway to Independence

By Guest Bloggers Susan Tachau, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation and René Bryce-Laporte, Principal at Bryce-Laporte Information & Consulting Americans have a strong rhetorical attachment to “work ethic.” Work is important. In many ways, contributing to society through work and the job you do actually defines you. Americans talk about taking pride in […]

Employment for People with Disabilities in Poverty: A Need for National Attention

This Policy Research Brief, created by the University of Minnesota, is second in a series investigating poverty and disability. The purpose of the brief is to provide an in-depth national and state understanding about poverty and disability by investigating how people with disabilities in poverty fare in the labor force and employment, compared to those […]

Tax Incentives Encourage Employment of People with Disabilities & Promote Accessibility

The Internal Revenue Code includes several provisions aimed at making businesses more accessible to people with disabilities. The following provides general – non-legal – information about three of the most significant tax incentives. Small Business Tax Credit (Internal Revenue Code Section 44: Disabled Access Credit):  Small businesses with either $1,000,000 or less in revenue or […]

Finding my Voice: Faith’s Story

Before Faith began volunteering for Disability Network, she lacked confidence and didn’t have many social connections. “I got out, but it was minimal. I was always quiet, and never felt like I was really needed,” she said. Now, Faith serves as a Volunteer Community Advocate for Disability Network. “I wanted to work with children, yet […]

Traverse City’s Nonprofit Paperworks Studio Moves Forward with New Vision, Partnerships

Utopia Foundation steps forward to resurrect the nonprofit, which provides job opportunities for adults with disabilities, and helps steer it into global waters. TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — Finding a job in this economy is tough for anyone, but can be even tougher for adults with disabilities. So for the folks at Traverse City’s Paperworks Studio—and […]