Elsa Sallard was hired by Starbucks to work as a barista, but was fired soon afterwards. Starbucks is accused of violating federal law by denying reasonable accommodation to the barista with dwarfism and firing her because of her disability.
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Parents are the biggest supporters and advocates for their children with autism. They want them to be successful and ultimately find a place in society. Together with educators, parents have created programs and solutions to assist in important academic, social and behavioral goals/achievements for autistic children. One of the long-term goals that parents and teachers are working towards is to prepare children with autism to find employment.
The unemployment rate is a pretty big concern in the United States. Statistically, the unemployment rate among people with disabilities has been considerably higher compared to the general population. Fortunately, there have been increased efforts to help the employment rate for people with disabilities. There are groups, agencies, and organizations that are established to help people with disabilities find job opportunities. There are also, grants and services from the state, local and federal levels to assist in employment for people with disabilities.
Have a challenge? Find a solution. Many years ago Max Larcen wanted to work, but could not find employment. Max has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair. His father, Garth, has experience in the restaurant business. Max had a challenge. Garth found a solution.
When I first read about the results of a research study from American University in Washington, Cornell University and the University of Chicago where it reported that working mothers were more likely to have obese children, my first inclination was to be alarmed. I am a working mother! Then I took offense to it. Then I wondered if it even applies to me since I work part time and I didn’t know if the researchers took that into account in the study. Then I started theorizing on how I could sort of see how it may be a contributing factor, based on personal experience anyway. Maybe I am more likely to be worn out from work at the end of the day and choose the McDonald’s drive thru and an episode of iCarly as our evening meal/activity instead of a healthier or more active option. And I can also see how the guilt of being gone so much can sometimes lead us to try to put a smile on our kids’ faces, so if they ask for a doughnut and SpongeBob, well then . . . . . . But on the other hand, when I am mentally and physically exhausted from work, I tend to like to go home and throw myself into something other than work, like cooking for example, or taking the kids to the park and playing a ridiculous game of Silly-Face Freeze-Tag (I’ll admit, if the park is crowded, I tend to wimp out on this one).
Unemployment rate is high and on the minds of hundreds of individuals – specifically for those individuals who are out of work and those who are looking for jobs. For the disability population, the unemployment rate is higher. What is interesting is when the economy is bad, claims for workplace discrimination increases.