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The National Business & Disability Council at The Viscardi Center launched its “Marketing Anthropology Project” to guide companies in developing marketing strategies and tactics to reach people with disabilities, as well as creative messaging that will resonate with the disability community.
Former U.S. Senator Robert Dole, and the Honorable Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva, issued a joint statement on the Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards. The respected disability rights leaders serve as Co-Chairs of the Awards Selection Committee.
Patrick Rummerfield, the first fully-functional person with quadriplegia in the history of medicine, chronicles his extraordinary journey in his book, “Green Bananas: The Patrick Rummerfield Story.” A portion of the book sales will be donated to The Viscardi Center.
Join us in asking the U.S. Senate to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). With your endorsement of the CRPD, the United States Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee can be assured of American citizens’ and businesses’ support for global human rights.
To assist businesses looking to promote inclusion and diversify their workforce, the Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities, coordinated by NBDC, places college students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships.
The National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center’s Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities gives college students with disabilities the opportunity to jumpstart their career path and gain a competitive edge.
The Viscardi Center announced it is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards which recognize influential individuals with disabilities who have had a profound impact on shaping attitudes, raising awareness and improving the quality of life of people with disabilities.
The National Business & Disability Council at The Viscardi Center is offering federal contractors briefings and educational programs to further educate them on the Section 503 rule change recently announced by the OFCCP requiring that 7% of their workforces be made up of people with disabilities.
Tenzin S., a 12th-grader at the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center, an accredited Pre-K through grade 12 school for children with severe physical disabilities, joined some 70+ local artists taking part in the Adaptive Design Association’s Chairs For Humanity Celebration.
The National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center and the National Organization on Disability (NOD) today announced an important new tool that will help companies assess their own readiness to launch or improve their hiring of people with disabilities and veterans.
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