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In these hectic times, the holidays are vital to families

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Déjà Vu:This column was originally published in the Journal-News, a newspaper distributed in Rockland County, New York, December 23,1991.

I'm re-publishing this column as part of my online blog. I still believe the message is appropriate today and is an example of the activities many of us with disabilities can enjoy in the United States, and perhaps around the world. Photos may be added to this posting from my collection or the web.

Some of the organization names may have changed or no longer exist in New York State as of this writing.  I hope you find this column helpful and informative.

This time of year is special for families. With the pressures families must face to survive these days, there were very few occasions that really bring family members together. That's why this holiday season is so important.

More than ever before, both mothers and fathers are working and nurturing separate careers. Children are in school and then off to day care centers or with "si…

2015 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards Announced

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Would you hire a person with a disability?

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Déjà Vu: This column was originally published in the Journal-News, a newspaper distributed in Rockland County, New York, November 11, 1991.


I'm re-publishing this column as part of my online blog. I still believe the message is appropriate today.Photos, web links or other annotations have been added to this posting from my collection or the web, as noted.

Some of the organizations and programs mentioned here may have changed or no longer exist in New York State as of this writing.  I hope you find this column helpful and informative.

If you are a manager looking to hire new employees, would you consider hiring a qualified, disabled person for the job?


And let's say you did hire a disabled employee, would you be able to treat both your "non-disabled" and "disabled" employees fairly? 

Would you be able to offer raises, special assignments and promotions equitably, and not discriminate?

These are just some of the questions facing managers across America as mor…