What to do when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts Case Settlements:
The Benefits of an Accessibility-Focused Case Evaluation

A White Paper by Michael Fiore

One of the likely unintended consequences of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that Special Need Trusts (SNT’s) may be impacted due to settlement criteria that can be based on past, present, and future medical needs.

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Teleseminars on Disability, Diversity, and the Changing Workforce. One hour of learning that can change the way that you think.

Tech Update: Read an article about the implications of 32-bit and 64-bit processors for Assistive Technology Solutions.

Looking for qualified candidates with disabilities?
A Job Board for job seekers with disabilities and the businesses looking to hire them.

The following are links that may be of interest to employers, Human Resource professionals and persons interested in employment issues related to the disability community.

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General Resources:

American Association of People with Disabilities:
The largest national non-profit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-efficiency and political empowerment for more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability policies, programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to thousands of resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations. You can find information on topics, such as applying for Social Security disability benefits, finding a job and paying for accessible housing, to name just a few.

L&I Office of Vocational Rehabilitation:
OVR's mission is to expand and strengthen employment outcomes, independence and specialized services for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.

Liberty Resources - The Philadelphia Center for Independent Living:
A non-profit, consumer driven organization that advocates and promotes Independent Living for persons with disabilities.

National Brain Tumor Foundation:
A non-profit organization serving people whose lives are affected by a brain tumor.

Pennsylvania Business Leadership Network:
The Pennsylvania Business Leadership Network (BLN) is a statewide, employer-driven program designed for business leaders to promote hiring practices that enable qualified people with disabilities to enter and succeed in the workplace.

PRA is the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association. "The National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) is a member organization whose mission is to promote ethical and excellent practice in rehabilitation."

The Autoimmune Disabilities Guide for Moms:
Together we’ll find new ways to feel better and someday be able to assist in finding a cure to these chronic conditions, while advocating for a health care system that will treat autoimmune conditions holistically rather than via specialists working in silos.

The Sierra Group:
An innovative rehabilitation engineering consulting company that uses "Workplace Technology" to enhance human potential and overcome disability-related barriers to employment.

The Sierra Group Academy:
The The Sierra Group Academy people who have never worked before in making a first step towards a career.

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Assistive Technology

AceReader (Advanced Online Reader/Training Software):
This award winning software will help you read more efficiently both online and offline. Includes Test, Drills and Games plus an Online Reader. Text-To-Speech add-on is available.

Business & Employment, Human Resources:

BenefitsLink is for people and companies involved in providing employer-sponsored employee benefit plans: compliance officers working for employers or for third-party administrators, consultants, lawyers, actuaries, accountants, investment managers, other service-providers, product vendors, policymakers, and all others in the industry.

Job Interview Tools:
Job hunting tips and resources. - Armed Forces Jobs:
The armed forces & veterans jobs section provides online applications for military jobs for each branch of military. Its a great way for people to find military work quickly, and its constantly growing. It also contains resources and articles for veterans to aid them in their search for jobs or transition from the military.

Hire Heroes USA:
The Hire Heroes USA Program is designed to help military veterans who were wounded while serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations around the world, find careers working in many types of jobs within the ever-expanding United States economy, especially the healthcare industry.

My Job Apps: has profiled over 2,500 companies providing job seekers with downloadable job application links, live job postings from those companies as well as what you're going to get paid.

RecruitDisability Job Board:
RecruitDisability is a national job board connecting employers and job seekers with disabilities, including veterans.

RecruitMilitary the only nationwide, full-service, military-to-civilian recruiting firm. We use advanced online and offline products to connect employers in all industries with men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans with a wide variety of business experience, members of the National Guard and reserve forces, and military spouses. We serve veterans of all ranks/rates and branches of the armed forces. All of our products are free to all men and women who have a military background.

Student Cover Letter
We help students for secure interviews. Get help for Student Cover Letter writing, Resume Cover Letter writing, Covering Letter, sample cover letters.

Think Beyond the Label:
is a public-private partnership that delivers information, outreach and resources to businesses, job seekers and the public workforce system to ensure greater recruiting and hiring opportunities for job candidates with disabilities.

What Can You Do?
The What Can YOU Do? Web site is the centerpiece of the Campaign for Disability Employment, which seeks to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Through outreach and public education, the Campaign aims to encourage employers and others to recognize the value and talent that people with disabilities bring to the workplace, as well as the dividend to be realized by fully including people with disabilities at work.

Works for Me:
is a FREE resource that can direct you to agencies and programs that help people with disabilities in Pennsylvania who want to work, and improve their financial security.

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Medical Equipment:

A revolutionary water bottle, designed by people with disabilities, that attaches to a wheelchair and allows people with little or no upper body movement to drink independently.

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