By Kathleen O'Brien, Nationswell, Nov 12, 2014
Finding a job is difficult for the average person. Add a disability into the
mix, and the odds seem impossible, especially since there’s the stereotype that
hiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) will
be a detriment to business. Read More.....
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The FSJACL was awarded another 3 Year Accreditation
The Fort St John Association is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a CARF Three Year Accreditation, for the following programs:
- Community Employment Services for Employment Supports and Job Development;
- Community Housing
- Community Integration
- Host Family/Shared Living Services
- Respite Services
- Supported Living
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization's substantial conformance to the CARF standards.
Building the business case for hiring people with disabilities
"Accessibility is far, far more than just the physical changes that have gone on to improve things in our society, such as wheelchair parking spots (and) automatic doors," Ontario Lieutenant-Governor David Onley told a room full of business owners and representatives during a conference at the Abilities Centre in Whitby recently.
"It has specifically to do with attitudes towards people with disabilities -- it means focusing on what people with disabilities can do, rather than what you think they might not be able to do."
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