Since 2007, Walgreens has been actively recruiting people with disabilities to work in its 21 distribution centers and since then has developed the largest private sector disability inclusion effort in the country. [Walgreens press release dated June 18, 2012] At the Windsor, CT, distribution center, people with disabilities make up about half of the workforce. Another distribution center in Anderson, SC, has nearly …Read More »
Career Training & Support That Works
Computer Technologies Program prepares people with disabilities for professional employment by providing technical training, coaching and associated services. Our comprehensive program is tailored to suit an incredibly diverse student population. To do this we treat each student as an individual and work to find their unique strengths and weaknesses.
Since 1974, CTP has helped hundreds of people with disabilities gain employment and develop their careers.
What do David Beckham, Charles Darwin and Penelope Cruz have in common? Obsessive compulsive disorder. Did you know Neil Young, Agatha Christie and Richard Burton had epilepsy? Did you know Olympic figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi began skating as physical therapy for her club feet? Or that Tiger Woods used to stutter? Or that quarterback Peyton Manning had a cleft? Disabled-World.com has a …Read More »
You’ve probably heard that the word “handicaped” is derived from the phrase “cap in hand”, which in modern times is equated with begging. It’s a common story. But it turns out that story is false. When I first read this I was wary–after all, you can’t trust everything you read on the internet!–so I verified it with both the Oxford English Dictionary and the Online Etymology …Read More »