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Recognizing Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, recognized by events and publications both in the US and globally. In the US, the Autism Society dedicated April as National Autism Awareness Month in 1970. Over the years, this official designation has reminded us to promote autism...

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Improving Outcomes for Youth Receiving SSI

A subject of concern to the Mayor’s Committee is the outcomes for youth who receive SSI who are transitioning into the job market. An article published by the Center for Improvement of Research Evidence (CIRE) has cited a variety of reports that indicate there are...

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SCV Mayor’s Committee: Year in Review

As the Mayor’s Committee prepares to enter a new year, it becomes important to review the work of the past year with the questions in mind of ‘how did we do’ and ‘where can we do more’. The Committee has been engaged in creating awareness in the business community of...

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A Time To Be Thankful

During this month our thoughts turn to winter and harvest, and giving thanks. We also reflect on whether our work has brought about a harvest that benefits individuals with disabilities in the workforce. A news item posted at the JP Morgan Chase website quotes Jim...

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