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In this blog, our President and CEO Jim Hanophy shares his experiences and the insights gained during his 30+-year career, his perspective on issues faced by people with disabilities, and special stories about some amazing people.

Discussing One’s Disability

Discussing One’s Disability

This is a great article that appeared in Forbes. It lays out both the positive and the negatives for a person with a disability to discuss their disability with others. The biggest takeaway for me is that the decision is a deeply personal one and the only person who...

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Our first fulfillment contract ….a sitcom in the making

Our first fulfillment contract ….a sitcom in the making

We have always seen ourselves at Ability Connection as a learning organization. We are not afraid to take reasonable risks as long as it has the potential to benefit our members. We evaluate an opportunity, create a plan, execute and adjust based on what we learn....

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Welcome to my blog. Here we go…

Welcome to my blog. Here we go…

I’ve spent most of my career finding ways to help people with disabilities live a fulfilling, purposeful life. It may be a cliché, but for me, my work has to have a meaningful purpose. Starting during my college days, helping people with disabilities enjoy the same...

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

It has been said repeatedly that words matter, to both the sender and the recipient. Over the past few decades the terms we have used in the disability services area to identify the recipients of our services has evolved. In the earlier days of deinstitutionalization,...

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