Not Special Needs | World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day! Every year, WDSD is observed on the 21st day of the 3rd month to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down Syndrome. We invite you to share this video with your friends and family to celebrate inclusive communities that recognize the things which make each of us unique. You can follow the movement and share your stories on social media via #NotSpecialNeeds and learn more at http://www.notspecialneeds.com/.

ABC Network Seeking Actors with Disabilities

Contributed by Vania Huang Last week, Colin from Stage Door had the exciting opportunity to audition for an upcoming TV series on an American TV Network we have all heard of: ABC! This came at the perfect time, just weeks after Stage Door’s media and messaging retreat last month in Vermont, where the actors and colleagues explored the ways in which disability is portrayed in the mainstream media. Check out our blog post here. In this series, the TV casting...

The Jake Report: PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

At the core of the PuSh Festival’s values are engagement, inclusion and accessibility, providing transformative performing arts experiences to as many audiences as possible. They seek to break down the barriers — whether physical, social, financial or otherwise — to experiencing live performing arts. Relaxed Performances cater to people with light and sound sensitivity, autism, neurological disorders and anxiety with the goal of creating a comfortable and fun theatre experience for people with diverse abilities. The houselights remain half-lit and...

12 Days of Christmas with posAbilities Employment Service

Contributed by Vania Huang In celebration of the 12 days of Christmas, we are excited to announce this year’s Top 12 Inclusive Employers! We are so happy to see more businesses choosing to hire inclusively, and that we are able to witness the incredible growth and joy that develops from these relationships. In the spirit of the the holiday season, we’d like to recognize and congratulate the following businesses for their contributions in fostering inclusive communities and opportunities for everyone – please follow the...

The Summer Interns of posAbilities

As Summer comes to an end, so does our summer internship. Our time at posAbilities has been more rewarding and fulfilling than we ever could have imagined. Together we laughed, cried of laughter and laughed some more. We got ourselves into tons of shenanigans like wearing matching outfits on Mondays, wearing press on tattoos on Tuesdays and eating way too much cake on cake days. Most of all we had the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally. At posAbilities...