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Desiree Alcantara’s newly released “We Were Deceived” is a story about a woman who was diagnosed with a chronic illness and was healed by putting her trust in God


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“We Were Deceived”: an eye-opening read that will show to the church that there are forces twisting the truths of God and disrupting the Christian life. “We Were Deceived” is the creation of published author Desiree Alcantara, a passionate writer.

Alcantara shares, “This is a book about the journey of a woman who was diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia in 1996 and declared incurable by science and condemned to a lifetime of medications and psychiatric institutions. In this book, you will go along with her in her journey and learn how it was that Jesus Christ delivered her from a legion of demons and how she not only got completely healed from schizophrenia, but she also graduated from college with a degree in psychology and from a Christian Bible Institute as a minister. In her journey to find the truth, she discovered through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, that many of the things she was being taught in her schools were wrong and far from the truth and how society has been deceived in general with the feminist movement, to set mothers up to abandon their children so that the children will be indoctrinated and mind controlled with music, movies, false teachings from churches and the public school system, which is designed to dumb children down and to program them to obey their system. Like this they can produce more mentally ill people that end up consuming their medications and never getting healed as a result of not addressing the issue spiritually and with the power of Christ and His truth.

“In this book, I present many news articles to proof that the feminist movement is a fraud and the verses of the Bible to show that the will of God for women was that they be home with their children. I show the importance of mothers staying home with their kids and the devastating effect that the working mothers are having upon their children. I also show many of the things that the enemy has been doing to program our society to accept his ways and go astray from the ancient biblical ways of our Lord Jesus Christ.

“The main point of this book is to show the church that the enemy has infiltrated our pulpits and that they have changed and twisted our scriptures and lead the flock to live a lukewarm Christian life. We must repent and come back to the truth and acknowledge that we are in apostasy and the judgment of God is coming upon the world as a result of our apostasy.

“I believe we are living in the last days and the great tribulation is about to start and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ is imminent!

“Soon the lifestyle of luxury and comfort that we are used to here in America will be stripped away and the enemy is getting ready to rule over us for the short period of time that he was granted from God. Also, my book is to show everyone also how it was that we have allowed the enemy to get so much control of our lives and why it is that God allowed him to get away with doing so. Because of our rebellion and disobedience, the enemy now is getting ready to take over and create a New World Order and a One World Religion, which excluded the truth of Jesus Christ.

“This is a book to awaken the masses from their spiritual slumber and to bring the kind of repentance that will unleash the spiritual revival the Lord Jesus Christ expects to harvest right before He comes to rapture His bride.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Desiree Alcantara’s new book is a tool for those who are in a spiritual battle for their lives in the world and in eternity.

View a synopsis of “We Were Deceived” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “We Were Deceived” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “We Were Deceived,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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“Positive All the Way,” a New Documentary About the Paralympics, to Air on PBS


“It is packed with positive energy which will infuse into your veins as you absorb this amazing tribute to Para athletes from all over the world.” – Sir Philip Craven, former President of the International Paralympic Committee

The Foundation for Global Sports Development and Sidewinder Films are pleased to announce the release of their newest film, POSITIVE ALL THE WAY. The short documentary celebrates the power of adaptive sport to ignite the human spirit and explores how Sir Philip Craven, the former president of the International Paralympic Committee, grew the IPC into the world’s largest adaptive sports organization, transforming it into a global force for social change.

“Parasport is one of the truest embodiments of that very precious social activity – SPORT!” Sir Philip Craven said. “It is packed with positive energy which will infuse into your veins as you absorb this amazing tribute to Para athletes from all over the world.”

POSITIVE ALL THE WAY is airing around the country on PBS stations and the WORLD Channel to mark this month’s 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). These stations are commemorating the milestone by premiering this compelling story of Sir Philip Craven and his contribution to the Paralympics.

“We are thrilled PBS is airing POSITIVE ALL THE WAY,” said Dr. Steven Ungerleider, the film’s producer and director. “As a foundation, we have been involved in the Paralympic movement for many years and have witnessed the incredible impact parasport can have in communities. We look forward to sharing that with PBS viewers.”

David Ulich, also a producer and director of the film, added, “Parasport and adaptive sport are often overlooked as avenues for people with disabilities to engage in their community and stay physically active. We hope viewers will see disability and parasport in a new way after watching our documentary and be inspired by the incredible feats of para athletes everywhere.”

To learn more about the film and see if POSITIVE ALL THE WAY is playing on your local PBS channel, visit http://www.sidewinderfilms.org/positive-all-the-way.

About The Foundation for Global Sports Development and Sidewinder Films

The Foundation for Global Sports Development and Sidewinder Films leverage the impact of philanthropy and the power of film to promote sportsmanship, education, fair play and ethics among the world’s youth. Giving special emphasis to groups and communities that are most in need or most underserved by current programs, the foundation strives to include women, minorities, and youth in its mission. The foundation’s media division, Sidewinder Films, supports this mission by producing groundbreaking documentaries that bring untold stories to the international community. Visit

http://www.globalsportsdevelopment.org and http://www.sidewinderfilms.org to learn more.

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iTherapy Has Been Awarded an NIH Grant to Research the Use of Video Modeling Combined with Virtual Reality (VR) to Improve Speech Skills for Children with Autism


VAST – NIH Research with Virtual Reality Goggles

Jake instantly zeroed in on those lips and the words almost magically popped out. Now a month and a half later, he is still enjoying these apps. He has mastered the words and phrases — Jake’s Journey

Video-Assisted Speech Therapy (VAST) is exciting technology for non-verbal individuals with autism and motor-planning challenges. The VAST technique provides unprecedented support for spoken language, combining evidence-based best practices, research, and technology to deliver remarkable results for individuals on the autism spectrum.

VAST-Autism is a groundbreaking app-based tool that provides state-of-the-art teaching techniques for individuals with autism and motor-speech disorders such as apraxia. VAST-Autism combines the highly effective concept of video modeling with written words and auditory cues to help individuals acquire relevant words, phrases, and sentences so that they can speak for themselves. For children and individuals with strong visual skills, associating written words with spoken language can be a key that unlocks speech development.

Ongoing research and initial pilot studies have indicated that a wide age range of individuals will focus on and participate in the VAST video activities — many will almost immediately attempt lip movements or touch their mouths in response to the video models. In one informal study, after a few short weeks, a significant number of participants, who were essentially nonverbal, began word approximations and word attempts more readily.

Speech-language pathologists using VAST have reported that the best and most unexpected therapeutic improvements have been in their clients’ ability to generalize skills they have learned while using the VAST system. Interestingly, their clients also began attending to other speakers’ oral-motor movements during daily communication and continued learning speech in a traditional naturalistic manner — by interacting with people in their familiar environments.

The current NIH research project conducted by iTherapy will develop a personalized educational experience for students with ASD by creating a virtual reality-based (VR) VAST program to stimulate engagement and speech production practice. VR offers several benefits as a therapy technique: employing visual learning, overcoming sensory difficulties by reducing distractions, generalizing instructional information to speech-related activities, and providing individualized treatment. As a user moves through the stages of the program, they will be immersed in a proactive environment where they will engross themselves with continuous educational content.

Rather than present the individual with a static image of a letter or a word, the entire sequence of oral movements can be presented sequentially via VAST’s VR-modeled segments of the orofacial area — producing connected speech while using video modeling along with music- and literacy-influenced learning activities. These elements are paired with auditory and visual cues to provide unparalleled support for the development of vocabulary, word combinations, and functional communication.

The research outlined is supported by the National Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R43DC018447. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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From The Noah Series” tells the origins of the snake and what happened to them after mankind’s fall at Eden


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“Beautiful But Cunning: From The Noah Series”: an exquisite children’s book about a snake who retells the biblical history of their species to his offspring. “Beautiful But Cunning: From The Noah Series” is the creation of published author Dwight L. Bell, a professional truck driver, deacon, and coleader of the homeless ministry at the Emmanuel SDA Church.

Bell shares, “This story is based on Genesis 3:1–15, told in the serpent’s point of view. The serpent tells his children what happens to their ancestors.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Dwight L. Bell’s new book enlightens children on the nature of snakes and how they play a role in God’s design for the world.

This book will surely inspire wisdom and faith in the young minds who wish to understand the creation story in the Holy Bible.

View the synopsis of “Beautiful But Cunning: From The Noah Series” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Beautiful But Cunning: From The Noah Series” at traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Beautiful But Cunning: From The Noah Series,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn’s newly released “Love and the Genders” reveals a unique creation that revolves around the crisis of this time


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“Love and the Genders”: a detailed discourse stressing on the topic of love, genders, and relationship that will widen the knowledge and open the perspective of those whose minds are filled with questions. “Love and the Genders” is the creation of published author Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, a writer who traveled across the globe to discover the human condition. Not an ordinary scholar, he spoke eight languages and had a reading knowledge of eleven others, necessary for his research. He also taught at numerous colleges and wrote many novels. His son and friend helped publish this manuscript.

Kuehnelt-Leddihn shares, “Love and the Genders deals with the four forms of love: Eros (the love between the sexes), the affections (between family members), friendship (with the accent between the sexes), and charity. This scholarly book (60% elaborate footnotes) is based on the author’s German book Das Raetsel Liebe (The Engima of Love) (Vienna, Herold, 1975). All forms of love tend toward union. (The rapist does not love, and masturbation needs no partner.)

“The book has profound cultural and even political implications. What are the qualities and qualifications of the sexes, their identities, and specific roles? Men are not superior to women and vice versa, but they are radically different, and the biological research in recent years has made a number of discoveries. We only know since 1958 for certain that every cell in the male body carries an additional element (the Y), but brain research has proven that the sexual differences are not only hormonal (known for a long time) but are also in the brain. Thus men and women are in no way ‘interchangeable.’ They are not made to ‘compete.’ Their differences are rather statistical than personal, and there are situations in which they can or must substitute for each other. Thus, queens might have to rule and men might have occasionally to tend babies (although they cannot nurse them). A high culture is ordered such that the sexes (genders) might get their fulfillment, and, naturally, they must feel affection for each other.

“The point of view of this book is Christian (which includes a Hebrew background). It is not specifically Catholic and does not deal directly with sexual ethics. (Contraception is a sexual problem; abortion is obviously plain murder.) Homosexuality is mentioned a bit more broadly. Misandry and misogyny are referenced in the North American and European situation. Friendship (not sex or Eros) is the most important element in marriage. (If one marries, can the partner be a friend for a lifetime? Fidelity belongs psychologically to friendship, not to Eros or sex.) What about the political aspect of the love (the interest, the enthusiasm) for ‘otherness’? Leftists are ‘identitarians.’ This book with its scope and documentation is quite unique. It deals basically with the crisis of our time and age.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn’s new book brings to the readers a comprehensive discussion that explores the realm of love and its forms.

View a synopsis of “Love and the Genders” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Love and the Genders” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Love and the Genders,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Author Bessie Knight Nichols-Farmer’s new book “My Soul Speaks” is a collection of evocative poetry sharing fragments of her mind and abiding faith


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Bessie Knight Nichols-Farmer is an Alabama native, former missionary worker, sensitivity trainer, and counselor now serving as the spiritual advisor for her church. She has published her new book “My Soul Speaks”: a collection of lyrical works inspired by the anointing of her life through her spiritual works.

The author shares, “‘My Soul Speaks in large part expresses my journey through life. When my mind is challenged, I write notes to myself. Looking back, I realized that many of the notes were poetic. The mental force of thought compelled me to externalize my thoughts. My Soul Speaks is an umbrella that shadowed my walk through life as a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. All of whom my soul speaks through.”

Published by Page Publishing, Bessie Knight Nichols-Farmer’s engrossing book is an inspiring and poetic illustration of faith, family, and the vicissitudes of modern Christian life.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “My Soul Speaks” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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Jorge Miranda-Alicea’s newly released “From a Child of Darkness to a Child of Light” is an extraordinary biography centered and inspired by the Bible and the Father


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“From a Child of Darkness to a Child of Light: The Miranda Story”: a God-inspired biblical account that traces the journey of the Mirandas and their spiritual walk with the Lord. “From a Child of Darkness to a Child of Light: The Miranda Story” is the creation of published author Jorge Miranda-Alicea, a writer who served four years in the US Navy. He also worked as a public school history teacher from 1975 to 2016 and part-timed at postsecondary level teaching Puerto Rican, American, and Western histories.

Miranda-Alicea shares, “Our biblical God biblically and actually put into my heart to write for Him simultaneously two books—yes, two books. God heartily provided me with the title of our next books, titled From A Child of Darkness To A Child of Light: The Miranda Story.

“Why the title? Simply because in essence, the book is an autobiography (testimony) of myself and loved ones of my first twenty-eight years of being Catholic, only having religion, being a puppet of Satan like all earthlings when born naturally, spiritually dead, separated from the biblical God simply because the book is Christ and biblically centered up to the year 1975 when I did biblical profession and receiving Jesus into my heart and thus becoming a newborn biblical earthly Christian all for his honor and glory and for those nonbiblical unsaved, nonbelieving earthlings.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Jorge Miranda-Alicea’s new book gives the readers a 7-chapter testimonial that fuses real life experiences and biblical truths to create a solid proof of God’s powerful grace.

View a synopsis of “From a Child of Darkness to a Child of Light: The Miranda Story” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “From a Child of Darkness to a Child of Light: The Miranda Story” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “From a Child of Darkness to a Child of Light: The Miranda Story,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Liza Cooper’s newly released “Get to Know Me” is an efficacious tome that guides hopeful couples to get to know each other before making a lifetime commitment


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“Get to Know Me: Marriage Preparation Workbook”: a potent account that desires to bring insight to couples by providing guidelines that allow them to understand each other better to yield a fruitful, eternal bond. “Get to Know Me: Marriage Preparation Workbook” is the creation of published author Liza Cooper, a resilient woman, writer, and personal caregiver with a bachelor’s degree in business management.

Cooper shares, “Liza knows that some conversations are taboo. While it may be challenging to ask tough questions, now you can use the Get to Know Me Workbook as a tool to take on the responsibility for you.

“She introduces 101-plus questions to help to get acquainted with one another. Each question opens a dialogue and relationship awareness. Try answering questions in different settings maybe one or two questions face-to-face then answering a few alone in your quiet time. Discuss your thoughts and your reasoning. Allow your partner to be authentic in his or her feelings, perspectives and opinions.

“Look at this book as a project that you and your significant other will complete. How well do you both work together? Were you both able to answer all questions and do you both feel that you are satisfied with each other’s progress towards the project? This maybe a glimpse of how the two of you will work together to accomplish tasks in the future.

“I encourage you to be truthful with yourself first and then with each other. Examine your relationship love is caring, love will be patient but most importantly it will endure.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Liza Cooper’s new book is a perspicacious tool that hopes to inspire positivity in every relationship by allowing openness, honesty, and faith to be the central virtues to nurture a purposeful bond.

This book is perfect for would-be couples to consider as they leap into the life-changing decision to become one in a perfect, God-driven commitment

View the synopsis of “Get to Know Me: Marriage Preparation Workbook” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Get to Know Me: Marriage Preparation Workbook” at traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Get to Know Me: Marriage Preparation Workbook,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Henrietta Glaus’s newly released “Melding the Pieces” recounts the life of Henri Glaus that is filled with utmost resolve and faith amid trials in life


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“Melding the Pieces: The Life of Henri Glaus”: an uplifting testament of Henri Glaus’s thriving path to attaining purpose through hard work and faith despite the odds of life. “Melding the Pieces: The Life of Henri Glaus” is the creation of published author Henrietta Glaus, a wife, a mother, and a homemaker as well as an educator in the public school system with BS, MEd, and PhD degrees in education from Kent State University.

Glaus shares, “From growing up in a home without indoor plumbing or electricity, running barefoot on the farm, to traveling and bicycling throughout the world, Henri Glaus has experienced a life filled with joy, sorrow, high adventure, and the pleasure of accomplishments large and small. Expressed honestly with an element of humility, she recounts her story up to the cusp of her nonagenarian years.

“Understanding that life is a series of abstruse valleys and radiant peaks, Henri has embraced all the vicissitudes that a long life brings. Throughout everything, she has had the undying support of an extended family so large that, as her sister said, a bramble bush rather than a family tree would be required to record it.

“Throughout her life Henri was blessed with role models, beginning with her parents, her brother, and later four husbands—one, a professor, encouraged and supported her in attaining a PhD. This set Henri on a path that provided undreamed of opportunities in her chosen field of education.

“There is an adage that states a life well-lived is a life worth living. This is the story of that barefoot girl’s journey—the life of Henri Glaus.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Henrietta Glaus’s new book bears witness to an impassioned individual whose determination and selflessness brought her the success and fulfillment she so longingly desired.

This book is an incomparable tome that treasures powerful insights that push the hopeful and aid the willing.

View the synopsis of “Melding the Pieces: The Life of Henri Glaus” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Melding the Pieces: The Life of Henri Glaus” at traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Melding the Pieces: The Life of Henri Glaus,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Numbers up but COVID Spikes May Impact Economic Recovery


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“For the second consecutive month, we are seeing indications that people with and without disabilities returned to work as businesses opened up,” said John O’Neill, PhD, director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation.

Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire nTIDE Report—featuring the nonprofit National Organization on Disability, which guides business in best practices for diversifying workplaces with employees with disabilities    

June job numbers marginally improved for Americans with and without disabilities, but the future remains uncertain as many states report recent spikes in COVID-19 cases, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).

nTIDE COVID Update (month-to-month comparison)

In the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Jobs Report released Thursday, the employment-to-population ratio for working-age people with disabilities increased from 27.7 percent in May to 28.4 percent in June (up 2.5 percent or 0.7 percentage points). For working-age people without disabilities, the employment-to-population ratio also increased from 65.2 percent in May to 67.7 percent in June (up 3.8 percent or 2.5 percentage points). The employment-to-population ratio, a key indicator, reflects the percentage of people who are working relative to the total population (the number of people working divided by the number of people in the total population multiplied by 100).

“For the second consecutive month, we are seeing indications that people with and without disabilities returned to work as businesses opened up,” said John O’Neill, PhD, director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation. “However, keep in mind, these statistics are for the week of June 7th through 13th and thus do not reflect recent re-openings and closures of businesses as COVID-19 continues to affect the U.S,” he added.

The labor force participation rate for working-age people with disabilities increased from 34.2 percent in May to 34.4 percent in June (up 0.6 percent or 0.2 percentage points). For working-age people without disabilities, the labor force participation rate also increased from 74.8 percent in May to 76.2 percent in June (up 1.9 percent or 1.4 percentage points). The labor force participation rate is the percentage of the population that is (a) working, (b) not working and on temporary layoff, or (c) not working and actively looking for work.

“While these numbers are positive, there are continuing concerns that the longer closures last, the more workers will lose their jobs permanently after being on furlough, and will stop looking for work and thus exit the labor force,” explained economist Andrew Houtenville, PhD, research director of the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability. “With the recent surge in identified COVID-19 cases, we will need to continue to monitor the employment situation of people with disabilities.”

nTIDE July COVID Update – Friday, July 17 at 12:00 pm Eastern

Stay tuned for more about the employment of people with disabilities as we follow the impact of COVID-19 and look at the numbers in more detail.

Traditional nTIDE Numbers (comparison to the same time last year)

The employment-to-population ratio for working-age people with disabilities decreased from 31.0 percent in June 2019 to 28.4 percent in June 2020 (down 8.4 percent or 2.6 percentage points). For working-age people without disabilities, the employment-to-population ratio also decreased from 74.9 percent in June 2019 to 67.7 percent in June 2020 (down 9.6 percent or 7.2 percentage points).

The labor force participation rate for working-age people with disabilities increased from 33.9 percent in June 2019 to 34.4 percent in June 2020 (up 1.5 percent or 0.5 percentage points). For working-age people without disabilities, the labor force participation rate decreased from 77.8 percent in June 2019 to 76.2 percent in June 2020 (down 2.1 percent or 1.6 percentage points).                

For reference, in June 2020, among workers ages 16-64, there were 4,152,000 workers with disabilities, which is 3.1 percent of the total 133,634,000 workers in the U.S.

Beyond the Numbers

The abrupt onset of the COVID economy has stressed every aspect of employment for people with disabilities – individuals striving to work, caregivers striving to provide support, businesses striving to maintain staff, and service providers striving to maintain their connections with clients and employers. To maximize the inclusion of workers with disabilities in the new economy, organizations that support disability employment are monitoring the changing landscape and resetting their priorities.

The private nonprofit National Organization on Disability (NOD) provides expert guidance to businesses seeking to meet their human resource needs with talented jobseekers with disabilities. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the U.S., NOD’s Disability Employment Professional Services adapted to meet employers’ needs to cope with new challenges to their inclusive workforces. Among the top priorities – the need to expand digital accessibility to accommodate remote work and collaboration. Expanding access through communications technology may benefit businesses longer term, creating new opportunities and fostering greater diversity in the workplace, according to NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council. Employers also cited mental health issues and caregiver stress, both exacerbated by pandemic restrictions, among the pressing challenges they need to address with their workers with disabilities.

Through its COVID-19 Emergency grant program, Kessler Foundation also identified technology and services for remote access as a top priority among recipients of their national and community employment grants. Many grantees faced overwhelming challenges to continuing their job programs. “As we mark the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the pandemic is uncovering new disparities that hinder equal access for people with disabilities,” said Elaine E. Katz, MS, CCC-SLP, senior vice president of the Center for Communications and Grantmaking at Kessler Foundation. “Focusing on technology that facilitates remote access will help people with disabilities compete effectively for jobs in the COVID era economy and connect with health care and community services,” she added. “To continue to move forward, however, means prioritizing the needs of individuals with anxiety and depression, and their caregivers who provide essential support.”

Ask Questions about Disability and Employment

Join our nTIDE Lunch & Learn series today, July 2, at 12:00 pm Eastern. This live broadcast, hosted via Zoom Webinar, offers attendees Q&A on the latest nTIDE findings, provides news and updates from the field, as well as invited panelists to discuss current disability-related findings and events. Charles Catherine, special assistant to the president of the National Organization on Disability joins Dr. Houtenville, Dr. O’Neill, and Denise Rozell, Policy Strategist at AUCD. Join live or watch the recordings at: ResearchonDisability.org/nTIDE.

NOTE: The statistics in the nTIDE are based on Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers but are not identical. They are customized by UNH to combine the statistics for men and women of working age (16 to 64). nTIDE is funded, in part, by grants from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) (90RT5037) and Kessler Foundation.

About Kessler Foundation

Kessler Foundation, a major nonprofit organization in the field of disability, is a global leader in rehabilitation research that seeks to improve cognition, mobility, and long-term outcomes — including employment — for people with neurological disabilities caused by diseases and injuries of the brain and spinal cord. Kessler Foundation leads the nation in funding innovative programs that expand opportunities for employment for people with disabilities. For more information, visit KesslerFoundation.org.

About the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire

The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) was established in 1987 to provide a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families. For information on the NIDILRR-funded Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, visit ResearchonDisability.org.

For more information, or to interview an expert, contact:

Carolann Murphy, 973.324.8382, CMurphy@KesslerFoundation.org.