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Official Works to Help Youth With Disabilities Land Jobs

March 24, 2010 1 min read

Rachael Dorman, a youth policy adviser in the Labor Department’s office of disability employment policy, is featured this week in the The Washington Post as “federal player of the week.”

The paper Monday ran an interesting profile of Dorman, who is legally blind, and her work promoting government initiatives aimed at getting employers to hire young people with disabilities, and offering guidance on transition to employment for those coming out of high school or college.

“Employment is the barrier that impacts people with disabilities,” Dorman said in the article. “Our goal is to get the people who deal with employment to think about those with disabilities and give them the tools to work with youth with disabilities.”

A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.

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