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YOUR DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT TEAM

Led With and By the Disabled Experience

NICOLE
Founder

​​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.

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PAIGE
Programs Manager & Practitioner

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.

AMANDA V
Office Assistant

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.

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LAURA
Disability Consultant/WIP-C, Work Incentive 
Practitioner

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 K
Job Developer

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

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MADDIE
Job Developer

Maddie grew up in Minnetonka, MN and now lives in Chicago, IL. She received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Miami University and her graduate degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis. She works in a therapeutic day school for students on the autism spectrum as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has an adult sister with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has always had a passion for creating meaningful experiences for people with disabilities. Maddie is thrilled to join the team to help to create and support inclusive workplaces that benefit all. 

LINDSAY

Business Disability Inclusion Consultant

Lindsay grew up in Minneapolis, MN and graduated from the University of Kansas. She has been in HR in many different capacities from talent management, talent acquisition, and innovation for over 15 years. Lindsay is driven by helping others to find their passions and translate that into meaningful employment.

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MORGAN
Job Coach

Morgan grew up in Minneapolis and is currently attending Grinnell college majoring in Spanish and Psychology. She has experience working with the disability community through personal care assistant work, Special Olympics MN, and work as an inclusion specialist through the Minneapolis Park and Rec Board. She is passionate about the importance of self advocacy in the workplace, and that everyone deserves to find meaningful employment and experiences in their lives.  Outside of work Morgan loves to swim, be outside, and eat all the great food Minneapolis has to offer.

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