Originally posted on May 3, 2007"Find a small stream in which your strengths can flow and then see if you can carve it into the Mississippi."Marcus BuckinghamAbout a week ago, I stole a litt… Read More
I was there to say good-bye to an old friend. And I had arrived a little early to express my sympathy to his former wife and a few family members and friends. It was “disability”… Read More
Following the Minnesota Employment First Summit in 2007, a consensus report (known as the Minnesota Employment First Manifesto) was published and widely distributed with eight core recommend… Read More
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand. Imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and… Read More
Originally posted on July 26, 2009Recently, National APSE released a white paper promoting and supporting the Employment First movement in the United States. Entitled Establishing a National… Read More
I thought I would share some “sound bites” encapsulating the spirit and challenge of the Employment First movement in the United States. I take no credit for originality in… Read More
Critics of the National Employment First Movement often refer to “choice” as a fundamental argument in promoting their point of view. Needless to say, a diverse range of stakehol… Read More
The First Annual Minnesota Disability and Employment Conference was held on December 1-2, 2009. Sponsored by Pathways to Employment, Minnesota’s Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG), an… Read More
To my readers, I work for an organization that specializes in customizing job placement, training, housing, and employment in support of people with significant disabilities and other life c… Read More
Originally posted on August 24, 2009Back in November of 2007, the Minnesota Employment First Coalition convened the first of its annual summits with more than 120 invited stakeholders inside… Read More
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