The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) has announced that John Robinson, CEO of Our Ability, has joined its Advisory Board. As a dedicated advocate for connecting individuals with disabilities to employment opportunities through emerging technologies, Robinson brings his expertise and commitment to inclusion to IBCCES.
Robinson is the founder and CEO of Our Ability, a disability-owned and operated company that focuses on building employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Under his leadership, Our Ability has received several awards, including the 2015 Business Excellence Award in Small Business from the New York Small Business Development Corp and recognized by the Zero Project as an Innovative Solution, further highlighting the company’s commitment to creating employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
In 2013, Robinson was named one of ten White House (Obama) Champions of Change for Disability Employment. He was also presented with the Chamber Champion Award in recognition of actions that have advanced the mission of the Capital Region (NY) Chamber in 2018.
“I am excited to join the board of IBCCES. There is important work ahead in inclusion for all individuals with disabilities worldwide, and education is the first step to inclusion,” Robinson said. Collectively, we can make an amazing impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities.”
For more than 20 years, IBCCES has been the leader in providing specialized training and certification to professionals working with autistic individuals and individuals with other cognitive differences. IBCCES’ advisory board of clinical specialists and subject matter experts, as well as autistic and neurodivergent self-advocates provides guidance and participates in creating the training content for their certifications. IBCCES does not believe there is a “one size fits all” approach and thus brings together expertise and learnings from multiple disciplines such as psychology, neurology, special education, and more, along with the lived experience and viewpoints of neurodivergent individuals themselves.
“We are honored to have John Robinson join our Advisory Board,” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman. “His dedication and leadership in advocating for individuals with disabilities aligns with our mission to promote inclusion and accessibility in education and certification programs.”
For more information about IBCCES, visit www.ibcces.org.