disability month

July is Disability Pride Month

July 15, 2022

Forbes.com Mindset Matters: Disability Pride And The Language Of Joy Disability Pride Month has served as a reminder that there is a new vocabulary emerging that continues to transform the disability experience in a multitude of ways. Mashable.com It’s Disability Pride Month. So why is nobody talking about it? “This term ‘disability’ coupled with ‘pride’,…

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Eddie receives a promotion at Intel Aloha after passing his food handler’s license test

June 15, 2022

Eddie has been working at Aloha Intel for almost 2 years! A few weeks ago, Eddie was approached by his manager, asking if he would like to help prepare fruit cups! With the assistance of his Job Coach, Eddie studied and passed his food handlers card!! Eddie’s Job coach says Eddie is admired for his…

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Anne volunteers her time at Teen Challenge resale and donation center

June 15, 2022

Time for us to introduce you all to another AMAZING PERSON!! Everyone, meet Anne! Anne volunteers her time at Teen Challenge resale and donation center. She has devoted her time since January of 2019. Anne works behind the scenes going through donations, hanging clothes, matching shoes and much, more! Anne’s job coach says “Anne is…

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john working at fred meyer

Employment Specialist positions now hiring!

June 15, 2022

This position is responsible for providing job supports to adults with disabilities. The Employment Specialist works closely with their supervisor and other staff to provide vocational and social support at several job locations. This support can include 1:1 staffing at times and requires an ability and willingness to assist consumers with personal needs. AAW has…

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New research shows that disability inclusion creates long-term business value

June 7, 2022

The Harkin Institute, Voya Financial collaborate on research paper demonstrating that disability-inclusive companies create value for shareholders and society. Read Full Story >

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Meet Greg who volunteers with the American Red Cross

May 15, 2022

We’d like you to meet Greg. Greg just started back volunteering with the American Red Cross! Greg helps put together these boxes for plasma. Thanks Greg for all your hard work!!

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Autism Acceptance

Autism Acceptance Month — Here’s why the name is important

April 5, 2022

April used to be known as Autism Awareness Month. But in 2021, the designation changed to Autism Acceptance Month. It’s a simple – but important – revision. The Autism Society of America announced the suggested shift in terminology last year, urging the media to go along, in order to ignite change in the lives of those…

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Three Ways to Give on GivingTuesday

November 29, 2021

Join the movement! Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. Please consider helping AAW in one of three ways. We appreciate your support.

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AAW continues to stay on course with our mission, despite challenging times

August 26, 2021

It has been quite the journey over the last year and a half… Since the onset of COVID-19, AAW has stayed on course with our mission while navigating many bumps in the road. The first of these bumps was maintaining safe work environments for all AAW staff and clients. This took dedication from our team…

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Three ways companies can support disability inclusion and boost innovation

May 21, 2021

More than 1.3 billion people live with some form of disability, representing at least 17% of the global population. This article from the World Economic Forum talks about three ways business leaders can strategically embed disability inclusion in their organizations. Read Full Story >  

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