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Info about Federal disability programs?

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 » School & Employment
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snoopdog
Topic creator
Posts: 41
Where would I find relevant info about disability programs (federal or state MA)? Here in Switzerland they got great work integration programs. Is there anything similar in the US? My sister (also disabled), who still lives in Boston is struggling to find a new job. Any support (information wise)
is very welcome.
Written on: 19/11/2010 [09:36]
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the_Unique
Posts: 28
Hi

As in the US anonymized applications are common it seems like she doesnt find a job because she has not a advanced enough education or there is something wrong with the application letter, typos, inconsequent stucture etc etc. What kind of job is she looking for?
I dont know any federal inclusion programms, it seems like we disabled just have to work and work harder to show our abilities.

Hope I could help you a little.
cheers
Written on: 19/11/2010 [10:44]
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snoopdog
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Posts: 41
She is looking for a normal office position (secretary). Her application letter is fine but she got Down Syndrom. Interviews are tough as people still have so much prejudice and wrong perception about DS. She is a total computer and pc crack and a top organizer but normally 90% of ther interview is about disability.

In Switzerland you can do a lot of integration programms and there are even jobs tailor-made for disabled people. I believe in the US it's just pure Darwinism (survival of the fittest). icon_frown.gif
Written on: 19/11/2010 [14:19]
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Hi there,

I found this website (Federal)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/disabilities

To me it looks like the government pouring millions into programs but who knows
when this will ever be put into practice - maybe 80% is just spent by bureaucracy icon_smile.gif

On state level I found this very interesting initiative - this looks very concrete to me
http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=afterminal&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Employment%2c+Equal+Access%2c+Disability&L2=Oversight+Agencies&L3=Massachusetts+Office+on+Disability&sid=Eoaf&b=terminalcontent&f=mod_general_recent_initiatives&csid=Eoaf
Written on: 19/11/2010 [14:26]
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