Legislation to remove income limit on people with disabilities introduced to PA Senate

HARRISBURG, PA (October 8, 2019) — United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s #IWantToWork campaign is pleased to join Senator Bob Mensch in introducing Senate Bill…

#WorkingWithBenefits: WIPA Resources

You wanted to work. You got the job. Congratulations! Now, you have questions about your Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits….

JFCS Career Development Center offers young adults with mental health challenges a lifeline to meaningful work

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” The latest government figures put the U.S. unemployment…

Acknowledging my disability, and becoming an advocate

As a woman with a disability, figuring out what defines me, and how I define myself, has been a tricky thing. Some parts of…

Meet Joe Maysky

Hi there! My name is Joe Maysky and I’m the #IWantToWork campaign’s new Social Media Manager. I have cerebral palsy and graduated from West…

Denial, Hurdles and Hard Work: My Journey to Law School

Do you know what it takes to gain admission to law school? Most people think you only need the basics: excellent grades, a high…

Employment First legislation passes Pennsylvania House and Senate

HARRISBURG, PA (June 14, 2018) — United Way of Southwestern PA’s #IWantToWork Campaign is pleased to join Representative Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, Representative Dan Miller,…

Adapted Vehicles and Employment

Obtaining employment requires education, experience, and reliable transportation. Transportation can be a barrier to job candidates with disabilities. Depending on where you live, there…

My Journey to Employment

My name is Joshua Stranix. I wanted to be employed from a young age. I began working in 1994 when I was 17 years…

How College Prepared Me for Competitive Integrated Employment

In kindergarten through twelfth grade, students with disabilities are entitled to the reasonable accommodations they need through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)…