Unemployment of people with disabilities (as well as under-employment) has historically been higher than other groups. Government-mandated attempts have brought attention to this issue and may or may not have improved the situation. Ultimately, what must change to improve the employment situation is peoples’ attitudes and beliefs in regards to people with a disability.
The Viscardi Center announced today that it has joined with Henry Schein, Inc. to create Project Accessible Oral Health (PAOH), an international public-private partnership that will raise awareness of, and address the significant need for, increased oral health care for people with disabilities, thus improving their overall health and quality of life.
Chef Loi, executive chef at Loi Estiatorio in NYC, served up gourmet Greek at The Viscardi Center in support of the Center’s culinary skills training program, which prepares adults and adolescents with disabilities for in-demand careers in the food service industry.
Alexa Williams, Henry Viscardi School Class of 2016 Salutatorian, will appear on the annual national education media event, American Graduate Day 2017, airing live on public media stations from coast-to-coast on Saturday, October 14.
The clip highlights how JetBlue’s partnership with The Viscardi Center strengthens its aim to enhance passenger accessibility, as well as its commitment to broadening the horizons of employees with disabilities.
Job hunting can be overwhelming for many young people with disabilities. But, with careful planning and support, caregivers and parents can help make the transition to the workforce a positive experience.