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Three ways companies can support disability inclusion and boost innovation

By AAW Web | 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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Can disability inclusion strengthen your workforce?

By AAW Web | April 24, 2021

YES! According to Gene Boes, president and CEO of Northwest Center in Seattle, inclusion benefits business profitability, workplace climate and operation. Many businesses struggle with similar, complex problems — including attrition, absenteeism, productivity and quality. Read the Full Story >

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, our clients and our team are still hard at work

By AAW Web | March 30, 2021

After some time away from the job due to #COVID19 restrictions, John is back at work at Fred Meyer like he never missed a beat! Here he is with his AAW Job Coach, April, collecting and organizing carts in the parking lot. Learn more and partner with us at Abilities at Work!  

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#GivingTuesday – Help AAW Maintain Services Project

By AAW Web | December 1, 2020

Our non-profit organization and clients continue to face many challenges during COVID-19 and we are calling on our friends and supporters to help Abilities at Work “Maintain Services”.

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Admin Team Greeting and Update

By AAW Web | August 13, 2020

Our Administrative Team wants to say hello through video chat as they continue to support our clients from a safe distance. We miss you!  

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The Disability Rights Movement, 30 Years After The ADA

By AAW Web | July 8, 2020

Take a listen to this inspiring NPR podcast about the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 (ADA) and what it means for people with, and without, disabilities. Listen Now:

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Anthony Green Named New Business Development Coordinator

By AAW Web | July 1, 2020

Abilities at Work has named Anthony (Tony) Green as its Business Development Coordinator. As the Business Development Coordinator, Tony sources and cultivates relationships with potential employers in our community to develop job opportunities for our clients. With ten years of experience in social services helping individuals find and keep work Tony’s strength lies in identifying…

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People with disabilities are some of the best employees you can find, so give us a chance

By AAW Web | June 18, 2020

“Maybe employers are afraid of me. I can understand that; maybe they look at me and assume that I will need too much help for me to be an effective employee, or that I will get hurt on the job.” Abilities at Work helps prevent this kind of discrimination. We work to ensure our clients…

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Abilities at Work and Social Justice

By AAW Web | June 12, 2020

The Staff and Board members of Abilities at Work acknowledge the recent examples of racial injustice in our country and its impact on our local community and beyond.  The news and footage of George Floyd’s death shocked the world, as have other deeply disturbing racist incidents. We are outraged by these events and recognize their…

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Back to Work for Kevin!

By AAW Web | June 9, 2020

Kevin doesn’t like missing work. Until the Covid-19 shutdown, he’d barely missed a day at Courtyard Fountains since he started in 2003. After more than two months of quarantine restrictions, Kevin finally got to come back to work this week. He couldn’t be happier 😷😊 AAW connects local businesses with dependable people like Kevin.

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