Inviting you to read our new newsletter with information about a summer workshop for employees who have children with Asperger's, ADD/ADHD, and learning differences heading to college (or those planning to attend), several recent blog posts, upcoming activities in June, and the relaunch of another website. Please do sign-up as well if you'd be interested in periodic updates.
Recent podcast featured on The WorkLifeHUB, discussing issues related to working parents who have children with autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues. Among other topics, we discussed obstacles in the workplace regarding disclosure, policy changes, and how companies can support these complex needs. Excerpt from our discussion and the actual podcast are posted at above link and also at: http://www.debraischafer.com/#!media/c16m6.
“What are the true economic effects of paid leave? Real-life experiments are underway in three states that already have operational paid leave programs: California, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Their experiences — particularly California’s, where the policy is a decade old — offer some answers. (New Jersey’s started in 2009 and Rhode Island’s last year.) Economists have found that with paid leave, more people take time off, particularly low-income parents who may have taken no leave or dropped out of the work force after the birth.
This issue of Beyond the Numbers published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics takes a look at dependent care reimbursement accounts and workplace-funded childcare, and the rate of worker access to each of these benefits. The data show the employee access rates in 2014 for selected occupational and establishment characteristics for state and local government workers and for private industry workers.