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Self-Identification Best Practices

Now more than ever, how people identify, as well as when and why they disclose a disability, determines workplace culture. Research shows it is not an overstatement to say that having more people who openly disclose their disability creates an inclusive culture that has the power to dramatically shape future business culture and success.

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Unconscious Biases: Shattering Assumptions and Surprising Ourselves

If your company is going to get serious about disability inclusion, it needs to get real about unconscious bias. EY, Kaiser Permanente, and others identified, and then challenged, their own assumptions. They hired people who were qualified for the job, but happened to have a disability. Then they experienced, first-hand, how inclusion positively affected their business. Check out the video!

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Centralized Reasonable Accommodations Fund

A Centralized Reasonable Accommodations Fund is an enterprise-wide general fund to either partially cover or entirely cover reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities and is considered a corporate best practice. With a centralized reasonable accommodations fund, hiring managers and supervisors do not need to worry about how this may impact their unit/department budget. Learn more.

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Roadmap to Mental Wellness in the Workplace

By 2020, mental and substance use disorders will surpass all physical diseases as the major causes of disability worldwide (NIH). Many of your employees and their families are impacted by mental illness and this may adversely affect productivity, increase absenteeism, and disrupt teamwork. The goal of Disability:IN’s Roadmap to Mental Wellness in the Workplace is to inspire action, improve workplace productivity, and impact the well-being of millions of employees and their families around the world.

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ERG/BRG Resources

This toolkit provides information and resources on how a company’s disability-focused affinity group can promote disability inclusion through the employment life cycle and can enable employees with disabilities to bring their whole selves to work. The founding members of the Disability:IN ERG/BRG Leadership Committee created the toolkit.

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Autism @ Work Playbook

The Autism @ Work Playbook is the product of a collaborative research project, Autism-Ready Workplace: Creating and Sustaining Autism Hiring Initiatives, led by Dr. Hala Annabi, an associate professor at the University of Washington Information School. To create this guide, the ACCESS-IT Research Group at the Information School studied the Autism @ Work programs of four leading employers: Microsoft, SAP, JPMorgan Chase and EY.

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