Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Person with a Disability

Employing people with disabilities is more than just about doing good; it’s about doing what’s doing good for your business. Here’s why: They’re Capable & Qualified People with disabilities are just like anyone else. They have strengths, weaknesses, talents and skills. They may have qualities and skills that you value in an employee. Dependability Commonly, people with disabilities are proud to have a job. They thrive on having a purpose and a daily routine; making […]

Preparing for Your Child’s Next IEP Meeting

The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is both a document and a process. The document outlines the special education services the child will receive. This includes academic, social, developmental and functional goals and objectives. The IEP is written in a way that is measurable to determine progress. Yearly, caregivers attend their loved ones IEP meeting to reassess goals and determine progress.  The IEP team must consider the child’s strengths, parental concerns, results of recent evaluations, and […]

Organizations Can Join “America Saves Week” in February

America Saves Week, February 22-26, 2021, is a widely recognized national campaign where thousands of organizations join together to collectively encourage their communities to focus on their individual financial wellness. Over the course of a week, America Saves will cover money-related topics from a relatable, down-to-earth, positive perspective. Savers end the week with tools, resources, and clarity on their current financial situation, new savings goals and a realistic plan to achieve them. The America Saves […]

Woman with Down syndrome models for skincare line

Grace Strobel launched her modeling dreams in St. Louis, posing for photos that later went viral. Now, the Chesterfield woman is breaking another barrier: she is the first American model with Down syndrome to represent a skincare line, according to a news release. Obagi is featuring Strobel as part of its Skinclusion initiative. “After speaking with Grace, we knew we wanted to bring her into the Obagi family,” said Jaime Castle, Obagi president and member […]

Trump Recognizes Down Syndrome Awareness Month

President Trump issued a proclamation Thursday recognizing National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, urging the nation to protect and empower individuals with Down syndrome and oppose those who “discriminate, devalue, and demean the sanctity of their lives.” October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. “As our society progresses toward a more inclusive future, there are still those who pass judgment on which lives are worth living,” the proclamation says. “As President, I denounce radical proposals to terminate […]