This blog post was written and contributed by Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD), a member organization in the National Disability Mentoring Coalition. Transitioning from college to the workforce can be challenging for everyone. But for college students with disabilities the data is clear – approximately 50 percent of college graduates with disabilities are unemployed and […]
National Disability Mentoring Coalition Meeting November 6, 2015 Meeting Minutes Attendees: Amir Abdolrahimi, Intern, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Rayna Aylward, NDMC Co-chair, PolicyWorks Inc. Board Member Anna Cunningham, Business Mgmt Analyst, Northrup Grumman Tanisha Clarke, Mgr, UCEDD TA, Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) Samantha Dannick, Intern, American Association of People […]
Austin, TX (October 1, 2015) – To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the National Disability Mentoring Coalition has named 25 outstanding leaders as the first inductees into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. Selection criteria included the individual’s demonstrated commitment to mentoring and the impact of his/her contributions on improving the […]
National Disability Mentoring Coalition Meeting September 3, 2015 Meeting Minutes Attendees: Rayna Aylward, PolicyWorks Darius Murray, FAU Lindsay Baran, NCIL Erin Pluto, MCB Patricia Gill, IEL Jessica Queener, NYTC Gary Goosman, Policyworks Derek Shields, PolicyWorks Keri Gray, NYTC / NCIL Marie Strahan, consultant Emily Hanna, WID Judy Shanley, Easter Seals Kristen Humphrey, PYD Steve Slowinski, […]
National Disability Mentoring Coalition Meeting August 5, 2015 Meeting Minutes Attendees: Rayna Aylward, PolicyWorks Derek Shields, PolicyWorks Mylene Padolina, USBLN Jeanne Argoff Genelle Thomas, PYD Erin Pluto, MCB Judy Shanley, Easter Seals Diane Quest, MENTOR (guest) Kristin Humphrey, PYD Kevin Webb, MEAF Gary Goosman, PolicyWorks Rachel Patterson, Reeve Foundation Carolyn Jeppsen, Broad Futures Ray Hutchinson, […]
National Disability Mentoring Coalition Meeting June 17, 2015 Meeting Minutes Attendees Rayna Aylward, Co-chair, Mentor Advisory Committee, PolicyWorks Inc. Jeanne Argoff, Consultant Lindsay Baran, National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Gary Goosman, Board Member, PolicyWorks Inc. Kristen Humphrey, Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) Mylene Padolina, Student Initiatives Program Manager, US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) […]
Updates on Susan M. Daniels Mentoring Hall of Fame Planning Hall of Fame Objectives (included here for reference) Recognize individuals and organizations for mentoring impact Identify effective practices Capture replication models Establish shared data-gathering platform Highlight recruiting tools Strengthen Coalition’s collective mentoring pipeline
We expanded our team with the addition of COSD (thanks Alan and Tari!) and two consultants, Jeanne Argoff and Margaret Campbell. The immediate participation from all four was wonderful…and helpful! A Coalition Mission Statement was discussed and useful feedback provided. An updated version and Member Roster will be provided for final review.