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8 Things You Thought You Knew About People with Disabilities Blog

8 Things You Thought You Knew About People with Disabilities

August 29, 2016

When it comes to wrapping your head around things with which you’re not familiar first-hand, it can be easy to make assumptions. But there are plenty of things you might think you know about people with disabilities and their employment that are blatantly false.

Read on for a look into some of the most commonly held misconceptions that ring false.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month’s Events

August 29, 2016

With Fall soon approaching and October observed as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we would like to share and encourage you to join in being part of events that will occur throughout the state! NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. Please see below for a listing of communities events and further information.

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6 Ways You Can Get Assistance in Diversifying Your Workforce

6 Ways You Can Get Assistance in Diversifying Your Workforce

August 16, 2016

There are several benefits to hiring people with disabilities. They’ve been shown to have high job performance rates, retention and punctuality, and they bring a new voice and perspective to your workplace.

You don’t have to do it alone – luckily, you can rely on some regional services to take the first few steps.

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Governor’s Awards Ceremony Scheduled

August 12, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) has announced that the 2016 Governor’s Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

The event will be held in the Capitol Rotunda inside the South Dakota State Capitol Building located at 500 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D. starting at 10 a.m. A reception will follow at the visitor’s center.

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Myth vs Fact: Learn about hiring people with disabilities

Myth vs. Fact: Hiring People with Disabilities

August 02, 2016

There’s more than one reason to hire people with disabilities. They key is to not get sidetracked by myths that are – you guessed it – just myths.

Here are just a few of the many falsehoods that business owners may have heard or thought when weighing the idea of being a more inclusive hirer.

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