For Employers - Strategies for Creating an Environment that Encourages Self-Identification
Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), May 24, 2017

While the choice to self-identify as a person with a disability is entirely up to the individual, employers are increasingly interested in fostering an environment that encourages self-identification in order to: Increase hiring and retention of qualified individuals with disabilities to capitalize on their unique skillset, talents, experiences and perspectives; Ensure they are creating and sustaining diverse and inclusive workplaces; and, Achieve compliance with federal regulations requiring affirmative action in disability hiring, such as Sections 501 and 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, which cover federal agencies and federal contractors, respectively.

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David Price Helps Bring 'Miracle Field' for Special Needs Kids to Hometown
NBC News, May 10, 2017

Red Sox pitcher David Price has built a baseball field that is wheelchair accessible and made of rubberized turf, giving children with special needs a rare opportunity to play the game Price loves.

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Upcoming Events

July 27, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC

This event will bring together businesses to discuss the importance of disability inclusion in their workforce, marketplace and supply chain. Companies will share best practices on accessibility, supplier diversity and government regulations related to hiring people with disabilities outside the U.S.

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August 21, 2017 - August 24, 2017
JW Marriot Orlando, Grande Lakes, 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida

USBLN is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 20th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo entitled, "Disability: A Catalyst for Innovation." The conference will be held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes August 21-24, 2017.

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Past Events

15th Annual Walk for Autism
April 30, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Five Locations,

It's that time again to gear up for the 15th Annual Walk for Autism. Get your sneakers ready and help support Maine families by walking for autism in a location near you. The proceeds from this event will help fund ASM's many programs across the state.

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FREE Sensory Friendly Movie -
April 08, 2017
Flagship Cinema, 730 Center St. Auburn, ME

The Lewiston/Auburn Rotary Club is sponsoring a sensory friendly movie event featuring “Beauty and the Beast” for families whose children with autism live in the Lewiston/ Auburn area. The movie will be closed to the general public and will start at 10:00 am; you may arrive by 9:30am. Each child will receive a popcorn and a drink, the lights will be low and the sound turned down.

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