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Custom Apparel Company Hires 5 People With Disabilities

This guest post is by Tricia, Co-Owner of Ability Star Designs. Tricia is applying for our Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People With Disabilities Grant Opportunity ran by my nonprofit KFM Making A Difference. You can learn more about the grant opportunity here. [...]

By |September 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Misconceptions About Disabled Employees

This guest blog was written by Mairi Hallman, an autistic student who is currently studying statistics at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. When she isn't studying or working as a summer intern at KFM, Mairi enjoys reading, experimenting [...]

By |August 15th, 2021|Guest Blog|Comments Off on 7 Misconceptions About Disabled Employees

Adults With Autism Find Employment Creating Gourmet Popcorn

This guest post is by Rachel Cheng from Popcorn for the People, a nonprofit providing meaningful employment for adults on the autism spectrum through the creation of gourmet popcorn. Rachel is applying for our Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People [...]

By |November 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Adults With Autism Find Employment Creating Gourmet Popcorn

Nonverbal Man With Autism Finds Meaningful Employment Making Fire Starters

This guest post is by Katherine and Daniel Toops, Owners of JT FireStarters. Katherine and Daniel are applying for our Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People With Disabilities Grant Opportunity ran by my nonprofit KFM Making A Difference. You can learn more [...]

By |October 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nonverbal Man With Autism Finds Meaningful Employment Making Fire Starters

Small Coffee Shop Has Employed 17 People With Disabilities

This guest post is by Katie Holyfield & Taylor Matkins, Owners of Lucky Ones Coffee. Katie and Taylor are applying for our Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People With Disabilities Grant Opportunity ran by my nonprofit KFM Making A Difference. You can [...]

By |October 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Small Coffee Shop Has Employed 17 People With Disabilities

Local Coffee Shop Has Employed Nearly 100 People With Disabilities

This guest post is by Bethany Hacker, Operations Coordinator at Dirt Coffee Bar.  Bethany is applying for our Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People With Disabilities Grant Opportunity ran by my nonprofit KFM Making A Difference. You can learn more about the grant [...]

By |October 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Local Coffee Shop Has Employed Nearly 100 People With Disabilities

Autistic People Like Me Just Want A Chance To Succeed

My friend Chris Bonello, a fellow public speaker who is on the autism spectrum posted a great quote on his Facebook Page where he discusses an example situation of what the workforce has looked like for him. It said… “Sorry [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autistic People Like Me Just Want A Chance To Succeed

The Day I Got To Talk To Employees At Google About Growing Up With Autism

“It’s not about what a company can do for people with autism but what skilled people with autism can do for the company.” I first learned about Talks at Google several years ago. It was at the same time I [...]

By |October 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Day I Got To Talk To Employees At Google About Growing Up With Autism

When My Mentee Said No Girl Would Ever Date Him Because He Has Autism

It can often feel challenging trying to find a relationship. When you add having difficulties with social interaction due to autism, it may seem impossible. I recently experienced this situation with one of my mentees while we were discussing National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. [...]

By |October 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When My Mentee Said No Girl Would Ever Date Him Because He Has Autism

A Letter to Employers On Hiring People with Disabilities

Dear employers, Every month in October the United States Department of Labor host National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that looks to celebrate and educate about disability employment. I’m asking you today to consider supporting this cause, [...]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Letter to Employers On Hiring People with Disabilities