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Neurodivergent People Make Great Leaders, Not Just Employees

One of the most pernicious stereotypes is that neurodivergent people are only a good fit for subordinate positions or working in highly technical or individual roles. People don’t usually attend voluntary training sessions on neurodiversity inclusion with the intention to ask ableist questions. They come because they want to [...]

2022-01-07T13:32:40-05:00January 7th, 2022|Neurodiversity / Autism|

Forbes: Five Realistic New Year’s Resolutions For Small Business Owners

Small business owners often go into the new year with the goal of strengthening and expanding their business. Like all new year’s resolutions, these plans can be limited when business owners are hit with the day-to-day challenges of life. However, there are some realistic resolutions that small business owners [...]

“Non-apparent disability” vs. “Hidden” or “Invisible disability” – which term is correct?

Many disabilities, such as mental illnesses, learning and attention issues, some physical illnesses, neurodiversity, and many other disabilities are not apparent. Below is some suggested guidance from Disability:IN in speaking about such disabilities: “Non-apparent disability”: This is the terminology Disability:IN uses and recommends. It implies the disability is just [...]

2022-01-18T17:05:19-05:00January 5th, 2022|Etiquette, Mental Health, Neurodiversity / Autism|

Business Insider: Surgeon General’s Recent Mental Health Warning is Something Business Leaders Shouldn’t Ignore

The surgeon general's recent mental health warning is something business leaders and managers shouldn't ignore, according to a leading diversity consultant Last week, the surgeon general published a report on the "devastating" state of youth mental health. The report is a reminder that many American workers are struggling too [...]

2021-12-16T15:40:48-05:00December 16th, 2021|In the News|

2021 Year in Review

As 2021 draws to a close, the time is right to reflect on all that we have accomplished together even as we continue to navigate through a global pandemic and an ever-changing workforce. Above it all, it has brought to light the importance of connecting with, supporting, and building [...]

2022-01-06T12:19:36-05:00December 16th, 2021|Announcements|

Hiring: Inclusion Works Program Consultant

Disability:IN Inclusion Works (IW) Program Consultants’ Job Description Provide unlimited disability inclusion consulting to Disability:IN Inclusion Works’ participating companies that are assigned; Facilitate connections between the participating Inclusion Works companies in the Community of Corporations to share and learn best and evolving practices; Participate in 2 Inclusion Works meetings where [...]

2021-12-07T12:34:33-05:00December 7th, 2021|Announcements|

Forbes: Disabled Entrepreneurs Speak Out On The Choice To Go It Alone And Be Your Own Boss

For many individuals with disabilities of working age, pursuing traditional employment can be a daunting prospect strewn with challenges and uncertainties. A good number of these relate to whether, in a competitive jobs market, it will even be possible to gain meaningful employment, given widespread attitudinal barriers towards employing [...]

2021-12-01T10:42:33-05:00December 1st, 2021|In the News|

Join our #IDPWD Recognition Tag Relay

As we approach International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, we wanted to invite you to participate in a Disability:IN “digital relay”. This relay will take place on LinkedIn and all you have to do is publish a post. We are creating a relay of LinkedIn posts, [...]

2021-12-01T10:59:58-05:00November 29th, 2021|Global|

Spotlight on Mentoring: UKG and WeCo

Spotlight on Mentoring With UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) & WeCo Accessibility Services Mentee: Lynn Wehrman, President & Founder Website:  www.theweco.com Mentor: Mike May, Senior Director, Technology Partner Website: www.kronos.com Conversation: Kathleen Castore, Disability:IN Supplier Mentoring & Development Consultant met with Michael May from UKG and Lynn Wehrman from [...]

2021-12-13T17:58:14-05:00November 22nd, 2021|Supplier Diversity / Procurement|

Business Insider names Jill Houghton, President & CEO of Disability:IN, as one of 100 People Transforming Business

Business Insider today releases its annual list of 100 People Transforming Business, spotlighting pioneering business thought-leaders and disruptors from ten different fields. Presented by Alight, the list for the third year in a row includes contributions from across the Insider newsroom, which identified the individuals who are making the [...]

2021-11-17T12:04:35-05:00November 17th, 2021|Awards|

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