UConn LENDs a Hand to Those with Disabilities

A program at UConn trains researchers, community leaders, and others in helping people with disabilities navigate challenges facing them. (Getty Images)

Imagine how a child who uses a wheelchair feels during school recess when no one plays with them or when they’re left behind during a fire drill.

Imagine how parents feel when their child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is …

By Lauren Woods
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month Spotlight: Nursing Alum Lindsey Runkel

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Lindsey Runkel, a 2019 graduate of the Certificate Entry into Nursing Program at UConn’s Stamford Campus, was hired within weeks of graduation by Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. Lindsey began her tenure at Yale New Haven Hospital …

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5 Resources to Help Students with Disabilities Find a Job

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For those with disabilities, finding the right employer and a suitable job can be difficult. While disability awareness and the availability of workplace accommodations continues to grow, it can be challenging to decide where to begin your job search. You …

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Start Your Career Path With the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)!

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The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private-sector employers nationwide with college students and graduates with disabilities who wish to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. Candidates …

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Gaining Experience Advice for Students with Disabilities

Gaining Experience Advice for Students with Disabilities

Often students with disabilities focus more on their academics and their disability needs and find at graduation that they do not have the same experiential learning or leadership experiences as their peers. While students with disabilities have strong grade point …

By Laura Evangelista
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