Capitol Correspondence - 10.20.20

New Resources for People with Disabilities and Caregivers: Future Planning Toolkit, Oct. 28 Career Fair, New Report on Caregiving

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We encourage our members to share the following resources with individuals and families they support, as well as their broader networks:

From The Arc of the United States, free documents to:

From Blue Cross Blue Shield, a report titled the Impact of Caregiving on Mental and Physical Health:

“This report examines the health impact* associated with caregiving among the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) commercially insured population. Using our market-leading claims database, we find that caregiving is associated with higher rates of both physical and behavioral health conditions for caregivers—particularly for millennials and members of communities with a majority Black or Hispanic population. This effect is further exacerbated by the recent coronavirus pandemic.”

From the American Association of People with Disabilities, a career fair announcement:

Purpose: Calling all high school and college students with disabilities!
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) invites you to our 2020 Virtual Career and Internship Fair where participants have the unique opportunity to connect with companies who are excited to give the 411 on their mission, services and disability inclusion practices. During this fair, company representatives will present one at a time and will be followed by a question and answer (Q&A) session from the audience. Company presentations will include:

  • Company’s mission and purpose
  • Company’s inclusive practices and ideology
  • Sponsored professional development courses, workshops, trainings, or job vacancies
  • Company representatives contact information for post event follow-up

AAPD aims to connect job seekers with disabilities to businesses that are committed towards a more inclusive workforce.  To find out more about these companies, receive updates on participating businesses, and to gain access to the online platform, register for the event here.  

Participating companies:


·Anthem, Inc.


·Bridges From School To Work

·Brink Election Guide


·Institute of International Education

·Mobility International USA

·Texas Center for Disability Studies

Additional details to come as we get closer to the event date.  If you have initial questions, please email [email protected].”