February 25, 2020 – Now is the perfect time to begin the journey toward purposeful inclusion of people with all abilities into the Body of Christ, and Bethesda is here to help you get started.
February 20, 2020 – It’s tax season again! No matter who you are, the process of pulling together W-2 forms and completing required paperwork by the April deadline can be a challenge.
February 13, 2020 – Self-advocacy is a term thrown out there a lot in the disability space. But what does it actually mean to be a self-advocate? At its most basic level, being a self-advocate means you have a voice of your own, and you use it.
February 7, 2020 – Two millennials with autism are letting presidential candidates know that they’d be well-served to support an influential population of eligible voters – the estimated 54 million Americans with disabilities.
January 29, 2020 – Turning 18 is a huge milestone, but for a person with a disability and his or her family, it can be a confusing time, too. Here are three key things to know after your loved one officially becomes an adult.
January 22, 2020 – What exactly is “behavior?” Behavior is the way someone does something, an attempt to address a need. This week, John Sheehan, a training instructor at Bethesda, tells us how understanding behavior can help us make wise choices.
January 15, 2020 – When an employer is looking to hire, what are they looking for? We sat down with Nancy Liebhart and Karrie Zubke, Document Control Associates at Bethesda to gain the perspective of an employer of people with disabilities.
January 9, 2020 – While voting shouldn’t be hard, for people with intellectual or developmental difficulties, there can be barriers that make it more challenging. Here are three ways both the federal government and state governments are making it easier for people with disabilities to exercise their right to vote.
December 30, 2019 – As 2019 draws to a close and we set our sights on a new decade, it’s time to look back at the year that was and highlight some of the biggest stories surrounding the disability community. Here are a just a few of the highlights.
December 20, 2019 – During holiday events, disabilities become a tangible thing that hosts need to accommodate, and communication is key.
December 18, 2019 – Independent living options for people with disabilities can be hard to find. At Bethesda, we’re trying to change that. Our new project, Bethesda Cornerstone Village, seeks to offer true independence and community inclusion for people with disabilities looking for a place to call home.
December 11, 2019 – Advocates of disability rights and beauty bloggers have joined forces on Instagram to show that people with disabilities are beautiful inside and out. Here are the top six Instagram influencers you should be following on Instagram.
November 20, 2019 – When it comes to social media, the disability community is often overlooked. However, these advocates use their voices to promote inclusion and awareness, inspiring thousands of followers to speak up about disability issues.
November 12, 2019 – Housing options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have changed dramatically over the past century. This change has been marked by a move away from institutional settings to more individualized and integrated housing situations that offer choice and community inclusion. Here are three of the most forward-thinking housing solutions for people with IDD.
November 6, 2019 – Dr. Kira Collins, Director of Admissions at Bethesda College, tells us more about what’s known as Supported Decision-Making and how this new idea helps people with disabilities retain their right to make their own decisions.
October 30, 2019 – Meet Rach, a nursing home employee who happens to have a disability. Here’s how Rach found more than a job. She found her passion.
October 23, 2019 – How can you help your loved one prepare for employment? We reached out to one of our job coaches to get some tips on how to prepare your loved one for meaningful, integrated employment.
October 16, 2019 – People with intellectual and developmental disabilities want to work like everyone else. Work gives them the feeling of being included, says Kurt Rutzen, Disability Advocate at Bethesda.
October 9, 2019 – This week, we sit down with Sarah Watson, a Bethesda Thrift Store manager, to get her take on integrated employment for people with disabilities.
October 2, 2019 – Unemployment. It is one of the biggest challenges facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the United States today.
September 18, 2019 – People with disabilities often face barriers when it comes to eating healthy. Here’s how to help the person you support make healthy choices.
September 11, 2019 – How does faith start for someone with a disability? Here’s how you can start the conversation about faith.
September 4, 2019 – Here are three simple ways to advocate for public policy affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
August 28, 2019 – Even in today’s booming economy, employers still seem hesitant to hire people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.