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Mike Corso
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about 5 hours ago

Happy 25th Anniversary to the Olmstead Act!

The Olmstead Act refers to a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Olmstead v. L.C. in 1999, which is based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This decision is crucial because it upholds the rights of people with disabilities to live in the community, rather than being segregated in institutions.

Here’s why the Olmstead Act is important:

Civil Rights: It represents a significant civil rights victory for individuals with disabilities, affirming their right to live and receive services in the most integrated setting.

Community Integration: The decision supports the principle that segregating people with disabilities in institutions is a form of discrimination and that they should have the opportunity to live in their communities with appropriate supports.

Qualified Right: The Supreme Court established a three-part test to determine eligibility for community-based services: the treatment professionals must agree that community supports are appropriate, the individual must not object to living in the community, and the provision of services in the community must be a reasonable accommodation.

Precedent for Change: It set a precedent for transforming the support systems for people with disabilities, moving away from institutionalization towards community-based services and supports.

The Olmstead decision is celebrated as a pivotal moment in the disability rights movement, ensuring that individuals with disabilities have the choice and the means to live independently and participate fully in their communities. It continues to guide efforts towards greater inclusion and accessibility for all. #AWU #disability #civilrights

Abled Workers Unite is a group for people with disabilities. Come and join us at jobcase.com/groups

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Mike Corso
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about 5 hours ago

Happy 25th Anniversary to the Olmstead Act!

The Olmstead Act refers to a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Olmstead v. L.C. in 1999, which is based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This decision is crucial because it upholds the rights of people with disabilities to live in the community, rather than being segregated in institutions.

Here’s why the Olmstead Act is important:

Civil Rights: It represents a significant civil rights victory for individuals with disabilities, affirming their right to live and receive services in the most integrated setting.

Community Integration: The decision supports the principle that segregating people with disabilities in institutions is a form of discrimination and that they should have the opportunity to live in their communities with appropriate supports.

Qualified Right: The Supreme Court established a three-part test to determine eligibility for community-based services: the treatment professionals must agree that community supports are appropriate, the individual must not object to living in the community, and the provision of services in the community must be a reasonable accommodation.

Precedent for Change: It set a precedent for transforming the support systems for people with disabilities, moving away from institutionalization towards community-based services and supports.

The Olmstead decision is celebrated as a pivotal moment in the disability rights movement, ensuring that individuals with disabilities have the choice and the means to live independently and participate fully in their communities. It continues to guide efforts towards greater inclusion and accessibility for all. #AWU #disability #civilrights

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Mike Corso
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Rules for Job Hunting!

There is a simple rule of the game that is called job hunting. That is you don’t have to play by any standard of rules.

Go ahead, apply to jobs even if you match only 60%-70% of the requirements of the job descriptions.

Don’t wait for recruiters/hiring managers to check your resume and update you. Instead be proactive and reach out to them and tell them why you are the candidate they are looking for.

Don’t simply accept the first salary quoted to you by the hiring manager, instead learn to negotiate your worth.

Don’t get disheartened by all the NOs that come your way during job hunting because in the end you just need one YES, JUST ONE YES! #AWU #disability #jobs

Abled Workers Unite is a group for people with disabilities. Come and join us at jobcase.com/groups

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Rules for Job Hunting!

There is a simple rule of the game that is called job hunting. That is you don’t have to play by any standard of rules.

Go ahead, apply to jobs even if you match only 60%-70% of the requirements of the job descriptions.

Don’t wait for recruiters/hiring managers to check your resume and update you. Instead be proactive and reach out to them and tell them why you are the candidate they are looking for.

Don’t simply accept the first salary quoted to you by the hiring manager, instead learn to negotiate your worth.

Don’t get disheartened by all the NOs that come your way during job hunting because in the end you just need one YES, JUST ONE YES! #AWU #disability #jobs

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2 days ago

According to Salary.com's survey, only 37% of people always negotiate their salaries. Job seekers often devalue themselves because they think:

Negotiating a salary might cost me the job offer.

It will create an adversarial relationship with my employer.

The employer has the final say.

Here are a few tips that will help you negotiate your salary:

Never let any company give you an offer based on your last salary. Compensation should always be based on your skills.

Use websites like Levels.fyi, Glassdoor and Payscale to see what employees working in your position are getting paid. Research the salary trends in your industry.

Make the recruiter understand why you deserve what you are asking for.

If you get asked about your expected salary in an interview and you haven’t made up your mind, simply say, "I’ve not thought about it yet. Can we have a separate meeting to talk about salary and the final offer?"

Negotiate your salary and ask for what you believe you deserve because if you feel undervalued or underpaid, your performance will definitely be affected. #AWU #disability #jobs #salary

Abled Workers Unite is a group for people with disabilities. Come and join us at jobcase.com/groups

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Mike Corso
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2 days ago

According to Salary.com's survey, only 37% of people always negotiate their salaries. Job seekers often devalue themselves because they think:

Negotiating a salary might cost me the job offer.

It will create an adversarial relationship with my employer.

The employer has the final say.

Here are a few tips that will help you negotiate your salary:

Never let any company give you an offer based on your last salary. Compensation should always be based on your skills.

Use websites like Levels.fyi, Glassdoor and Payscale to see what employees working in your position are getting paid. Research the salary trends in your industry.

Make the recruiter understand why you deserve what you are asking for.

If you get asked about your expected salary in an interview and you haven’t made up your mind, simply say, "I’ve not thought about it yet. Can we have a separate meeting to talk about salary and the final offer?"

Negotiate your salary and ask for what you believe you deserve because if you feel undervalued or underpaid, your performance will definitely be affected. #AWU #disability #jobs #salary

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Mike Corso
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3 days ago

"Job Search Tip"

The concept of a dream companies is one that many fall into. These are companies that are considered to be the most prestigious, desirable, or well-known in the industry. However, focusing solely on these companies can limit your job search. So be open to all opportunities because you never know what's next.

Diversify your job search:

Sure, it's okay to have a dream companies on your list, however, it's very important to diversify your job search and apply to a variety of companies.

Don't overlook smaller companies:

Smaller companies can offer unique opportunities and different work cultures. They may also be more willing to take a chance on someone who doesn't have traditional qualifications or experience.

Don't overlook startups:

Startups are a great place to find unique and innovative job opportunities. They can offer the opportunity to be part of something exciting.

Keep your mind open: The most important thing is to be open to job opportunities that may not be your first choice. Sometimes the best job opportunities come from unexpected places. #AWU #disability #jobsearchtips

Abled Workers Unite is a group for people with disabilities. Come and join us at jobcase.com/groups

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Mike Corso
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3 days ago

"Job Search Tip"

The concept of a dream companies is one that many fall into. These are companies that are considered to be the most prestigious, desirable, or well-known in the industry. However, focusing solely on these companies can limit your job search. So be open to all opportunities because you never know what's next.

Diversify your job search:

Sure, it's okay to have a dream companies on your list, however, it's very important to diversify your job search and apply to a variety of companies.

Don't overlook smaller companies:

Smaller companies can offer unique opportunities and different work cultures. They may also be more willing to take a chance on someone who doesn't have traditional qualifications or experience.

Don't overlook startups:

Startups are a great place to find unique and innovative job opportunities. They can offer the opportunity to be part of something exciting.

Keep your mind open: The most important thing is to be open to job opportunities that may not be your first choice. Sometimes the best job opportunities come from unexpected places. #AWU #disability #jobsearchtips

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Mike Corso
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4 days ago

"Job Search Tip"

Think outside the box. It is Your Journey so there are no set rules.

JobCase, disABLEDperson.com,LinkedIn, are great job search websites for sure. However, don't stop there.

Check out online Forums, Email Listserves and more.

The possibilities are endless, you just have to actively search for them. Here are a few suggestions:

Search for and Join local groups who meet in person. Meetups are a very effective way to meet people in your industry and learn about job opportunities in your area.

Utilize Reddit:

Reddit has a wide variety of communities. You can find job postings, career advice, and networking with others in your field. Here are a few subreddits that could be helpful for you as a job seeker:

r/jobs r/forhire r/cscareerquestions

Check out job fairs: Both in person and Virtual. Job fairs are a helpful way to meet employers and learn about job opportunities.

Note: Job searching isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. Be imaginative, you will increase your chances of finding the right job for you. #AWU #disability #jobsearchtips

Abled Workers Unite is a group for people with disabilities. Come and join us at jobcase.com/groups

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Mike Corso
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4 days ago

"Job Search Tip"

Think outside the box. It is Your Journey so there are no set rules.

JobCase, disABLEDperson.com,LinkedIn, are great job search websites for sure. However, don't stop there.

Check out online Forums, Email Listserves and more.

The possibilities are endless, you just have to actively search for them. Here are a few suggestions:

Search for and Join local groups who meet in person. Meetups are a very effective way to meet people in your industry and learn about job opportunities in your area.

Utilize Reddit:

Reddit has a wide variety of communities. You can find job postings, career advice, and networking with others in your field. Here are a few subreddits that could be helpful for you as a job seeker:

r/jobs r/forhire r/cscareerquestions

Check out job fairs: Both in person and Virtual. Job fairs are a helpful way to meet employers and learn about job opportunities.

Note: Job searching isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. Be imaginative, you will increase your chances of finding the right job for you. #AWU #disability #jobsearchtips

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