YOUR DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT TEAM
Led With and By the Disabled Experience
Nicole Rabinowitz Edwards grew up in Minneapolis, MN, and graduated from the University of Kansas. She was trained in Customized Employment through Marc Gold and Associates (MG&A) and currently is an MG&A associate who trains and certifies those seeking Discovery Certification. Nicole is very passionate about supporting job seekers in finding meaningful, integrated, competitive employment. She provides support and innovative training to employers, employment specialists, and job coaches to create more diverse and inclusive work environments.
Lead Inclusive Employment Specialist
Paige earned her B.S. in Disability Studies from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and was trained in Customized Employment through Marc Gold and Associates (MG&A). She has personal and professional experience within the disability community and services- spanning from home-based care to healthy relationship programming. She enjoys educating and working with companies to become inclusive employers, as well as customizing & connecting meaningful employment positions for job seekers. Paige’s goal is to increase accessibility to meaningful activities in life for all. She loves traveling, gardening, singing, and board games.
Hi, my name is Amanda and I am the Administrative Assistant at Inclusive Networking. I look forward to helping with organization in the company. When I am not working, I like going to the MN Twins games and I am also involved in Special Olympics.
Disability Consultant/Benefits Coach
Laura is from St. Paul MN and was born with a mild condition of Cerebral Palsy. She developed the audacity to persevere and self-advocate for herself at a young age, and has been able to overcome any obstacle and challenge that have come her way. She has always had a passion to teach other individuals with disabilities just how pivotal this is, both personally and professionally, and Inclusive Networking is able to use her talents to do just that.
Laura was trained in Customized Employment through the State of MN and received Benefit Coach training through Disability HUB MN. With Benefit Coach training accomplished and in addition to being a consultant, as a Benefit Coach she will assist individuals to navigate their Social Security cash assistance and other federal, State, and local benefits and health care benefits such as Medicare, Medical Assistance, and Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD) and understand how these benefits will be impacted upon working. There are many myths and misconceptions about receiving benefits and working out there, and Laura is here to clear those up! She helps individuals learn how to become independent with managing their benefits and to educate employers on how they can support their employees with the process by learning more from her!
Amanda grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and now lives in Costa Rica with her husband, daughters, and rescue dog. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and then attended DePaul University where she obtained a masters degree in Special Education. Amanda was trained in Customized Employment through Marc Gold & Associates (MG&A). Amanda taught for eight years; assisting students with disabilities and has always been an advocate for an inclusive environment for people with disabilities. Amanda joined the team in November 2021 and is excited to continue to advocate and encourage awareness toward inclusivity in the workplace