Two of our College Experience classes advocated for equal employment for people with disabilities at a Rally held in the East Capitol Park of the New York State Capitol on October 20. They joined Assembly Members Tom Abinanti, Chris Burdick, Latoya Joyner, Harvey Epstein, and others carrying signs declaring “Believe in the power of work,” “People with disabilities want to work,” “Realize my ability, not just my disability,” Equal Opportunities FOR ALL,” “Remove Barriers to work,” and, “Abled doesn’t mean enabled. Disabled doesn’t mean less abled.”

The College Experience Media & Activities Liaison, Mr. Jesse A. Saperstein, who describes himself as an autism advocate and speaker with Asperger syndrome was invited to speak at the event. He gave a heartfelt and impassioned speech about barriers to employment for people with disabilities. We thank the Disability Rights Advocates for sponsoring this rally, which was held in just prior to a public hearing on Employment for People with Disabilities.