• Jewish Disability Awareness Month

    RespectAbility knows that the Jewish community is a stronger community when it lives up to our values – when we are welcoming, diverse, moral, and respect each other. We want our children, parents, grandparents, friends and other family members with disabilities to be able to fully participate in our community. We should ensure that everyone knows that his or her presence and participation is welcomed and meaningful to us. Moreover, as we work to attract the unengaged to participate in the community, we know that many people with disabilities are having a challenging time gaining access to our agencies, synagogues and Read More
  • Governors Working to Enable People with Disabilities to Get Jobs

    Bethesda, MD. Governors around the country are expanding their efforts to enable people with disabilities to achieve the American dream. More than one in five Americans have a disability. Currently 70% of working age (18-64) Americans with disabilities are outside of the work force and more than nine million working of them are living on government benefits. Polls show that the majority want to work. Millions nationally have been trapped in poverty and isolation for decades. Now, thanks to Governors, things are starting to get better. Read More
  • RespectAbilityUSA Releases Toolkit for Job Seekers with Disabilities

    Washington, DC. RespectAbilityUSA, a non-profit organization working to empower people with disabilities to achieve the American dream, is proud to release a toolkit for job seekers with disabilities. Unlike employment outcomes for women, African Americans and Hispanics, which have been improving over time, the gap between employment rates of those with and without disabilities has expanded significantly. Read More
  • TJ Lavin PSA

    Action Sports Star/Host of  The Challenge   TJ Lavin Stars in New PSA on disability: “ We all should have the same opportunity to achieve the American dream.”

    Washington, DC. With fully 70% of working age Americans with disabilities outside the workforce, BMX bike legend and host of MTV’s  The Challenge , T.J. Lavin, is starring in a new public service ad where he says, “ whether it is me, you, or someone who just wants to work — we all should have the same opportunity to achieve the American dream .”

    Lavin knows how a disability can potentially change a person’s life. In October of

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