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Curious about the Employment First initiative?

Watch this video to learn more about ODEP’s Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP):  

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Most With Autism Steer Clear Of Driving

via DisabilityScoop Though the majority of young people with high-functioning autism choose not to get behind the wheel, new research suggests that a substantial number seek the independence that driving offers. In the first large study to look at driver’s licensing rates... Continue Reading 

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Here and Everywhere—May is Mental Health Awareness Month

by Dr. Larry Durbin Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the United States since 1949. It was started by the National Association of Mental Health (now known as Mental Health America) with the purpose of raising awareness and educating the public about mental illnesses. More recently, there has been increased focus on educating the public not only about the conditions themselves, but also about the realities of living with these conditions and strategies for attaining and maintaining mental health and overall wellness. Many other state and national organizations join in the effort to call attention to mental health awareness during the month of May and there is generally a theme associated with each year’s activities. The 2017 theme is “Risky Business” which focuses on habits and behaviors which can exacerbate existing mental health conditions... Continue Reading 

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