March 6, 2013
On March 29, 2013, at 12 p.m. EST we’ll be talking about the Ticket to Work program with Disability.gov. We’ve collected the most frequently asked questions from our Facebook fans, Twitter followers and emails about the program, including questions about eligibility, impact to benefits and the services provided. If you have your own questions about the program, we invite you to join and participate in the discussion!
Here are the event details:
Topic: For People with Disabilities: Talking Ticket with Disability.gov
Date of: Friday, March 29, 2013, 12:00 p.m. EST
Instructions: Sign in to Twitter and follow us @chooseworkssa or @Disabilitygov and participate by using hashtag #DEChat in your posts. It will be a fun and informative discussion. You can also follow the discussion in our TweetChat room.
If you’re interested in learning more about employment through the Ticket to Work program prior to the Twitter chat, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/work or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) and talk to one of our Help Line representatives.
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October 30, 2012
There are nearly 57 million individuals with disabilities in the United States, and they are all connected to the people around them in some way. They are sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, parents and grandparents, coworkers, neighbors and friends. What’s Your Connection? emphasizes the connections among all people and reinforces the idea that people with disabilities are not separate, but an integral part of American society.
People nationwide are being asked to share how having a disability or knowing someone with one has touched their lives by submitting a photograph (in JPG format) with a 250-word maximum caption to email@example.com, or uploading a captioned, one-minute YouTube video that answers the question, “What’s Your Connection?”
The initiative will run for nine months, from October 30, 2012 to July 31, 2013.
Please help Disability.gov spread the word about this new initiative. Here are some ideas:
Add a link to www.disability.gov/home/newsroom/what's_your_connection on your website;
Publish an article about the What’s Your Connection? initiative in your newsletter and other publications;
Send an e-blast about the What’s Your Connection? initiative to your members and/or other stakeholders; and
Place a news item about the What’s Your Connection? initiative on your website, blog, Facebook page or Twitter feed.
Visit the Disability.gov online toolkit (http://1.usa.gov/S8xU0n) for outreach materials, such as a sample news article and social media posts.
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July 25, 2012
By the Disability.gov Team
On July 26th, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will celebrate its 22nd anniversary, giving people all over the nation the opportunity to celebrate the protections this landmark legislation affords to more than 54 million people with disabilities in the United States. Along with the ADA, many other laws ensure equal protection for people with disabilities.
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January 6, 2012
Founder and president Wayne Connell’s post, “Invisible No More" on Disability.Blog, shares his story behind his organization, Invisible Disabilities Association. “I had no idea that hundreds of thousands of people from around the world were dealing with their illnesses and pain, and how people did not understand and in many circumstances, believe that they had a disability because of the invisible nature of their symptoms.” Learn how this organization serves as a supportive network of people touched by illness, pain, and disability who share both their difficulties and successes.
The Ticket to Work program also helps people with invisible disabilities. Learn about people with physical and invisible disabilities who used their Ticket to meet their employment goals. Watch our Choose Work success story videos at http://www.chooseworkttw.net/about-program/success-stories-video.html.
If you’re ready to earn more money and build a better self-supporting future through work, act now! Visit http://www.ssa.gov/work/, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD) to learn more about Ticket to Work.
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