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The Accessibility Bridge Employment and Career Readiness Program (ECRP) is a job-readiness program addressing barriers to employment for youth and young adults with disabilities via our pipeline that includes educational equity and access to mentoring programs. We work with community partners to teach relevant job skills, provide work experience through volunteering and internships which will prepare our clients to obtain, retain and excel in their workplace. Our ECRP program helps develop communication, problem solving, resume building, interviewing skills and helps develop the work habits needed to succeed.
The goals of this program include:
Benefits of Employment for People with Disabilities
As part of our Employment Initiative, we support and promote businesses that employ, train, or are owned by a person with a disability. This type of support keeps our community members with disabilities gainfully employed, earning livable wages and guides them toward many levels of independence.
With only 18% of adults with disabilities being employed, entrepreneurship is extremely valuable when wanting to enter the job market on your own terms and contributing to financial security and socio-economic development.
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If you are a person with a disability or an employer and would like your business to be added to our list, please send an email to email@example.com.
ArchxAngel Clothing Brand is meant to have its own unique aesthetics to it. The goal of this entrepreneur is to branch out as far as possible while maintaining the core meaning of the brand. This brand is one of the many ways this designer conveys his "message" to the world. All new subscribers receive 20% off their first purchase.
Cam's Coffee - Fill your cup with amazing coffee and tea that you can feel good about. Your purchase of their fair trade and sustainably sourced coffee or handcrafted tea creates employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and takes their message of different not less all across the country.
Doggie Delights By Allison is a perfect business for Allison because she spends time in the kitchen mixing up her own treat recipes. She knows how important healthy food is for both people and pets. Her treats are sold frozen or freeze dried so no preservatives are needed. Promoting her business and selling the treats gets her out into the community meeting people and their dogs. She is an entrepreneur with Down syndrome, but she just wants you to know her as the best dog treat chef ever!
Gabi’s Grounds brews coffee AND empowerment. They promote equal access to people with disabilities in the workplace and provide delicious coffee with a unique customer service experience. Located in Raleigh, NC, they offer retail coffee items, provide coffee catering for events, and give employment opportunities to the special abilities community.
Grace Place Art is a project aimed towards turning Grace’s artwork into an opportunity for empowerment. Each purchase allows Grace (a young lady with Down syndrome) to practice basic life skills, while spreading awareness and supporting the community at large. Through sharing her story, Grace hopes to inspire others and promote a culture of kindness and inclusion for all.
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Rob Stone Art - Rob Stone is a disabled artist living in Bethesda, Maryland. He uses multiple techniques to create his art, including his finger, knuckle or hand prints to create a base image. His assistant works with him to fill in details. Rob also uses a 'drop' technique to create yarn collages that are glued into place where they've fallen. And he uses active line drawing to create abstract images. Finally, he uses his eyes with a computer program to create Pollack-style abstract art.
Two Blind Brothers makes ultra soft designer clothing from natural fibers for the sole purpose of funding blindness research. At a young age, Bradford and Bryan Manning were both diagnosed with an eye disease that causes blindness over time. This condition has inspired a special vigilance for details, a passion that carries over into the construction of their clothing line.
Mailing address: 4660 Crain Hwy, #1622, White Plains, MD 20695
Phone: (202) 871-5522
Accessibility Bridge Corporation is a qualified nonprofit public charity with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) (#84-4205456) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the Corporation are fully deductible for income tax purposes.
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