Disability Inclusion and The Workplace

Work Without Limits blogs feature staff and guest bloggers highlighting varying perspectives of disability inclusion in the workplace.

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Published Monday, December 11, 2017
Man and woman talking via ASL

Author: Kathy Petkauskos, Director of Work Without Limits

When it comes to hiring and retaining employees with disabilities, it’s important that companies gather and get familiar with all the information and resources that are available to assist. Leveraging the multitude state and national resources can be extremely helpful and beneficial to both the employee and the employer yet at the same time, it can be overwhelming and daunting as there are so many to choose from! Below we have gathered information on a few of the leading federal and state resources that can assist companies on their journey to successfully employing and retaining people with disabilities. People with disabilities, family members, and service providers will also find many of these resources useful.

Published Monday, December 4, 2017
Keegan Hite Headshot

Author: Keegan Hite, State Street Summer 2017 Intern
Getting from high school to college is always a challenge. This applies whether you live on campus or not. If you commute to school from home, you have to find yourself parking or a good transport system. If you live on campus, then your school cost will double or triple. I am sad to say that from my 40-hour workweek at State Street, both literally and figuratively, I have found the journey from college to work is by no means easier.

Published Monday, November 27, 2017
Man in lab coat and two nurses looking at computer screen

Authors: Marcia Bowles of UMass Memorial Medical Center and Sarah Loizeaux of Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC), in partnership with Workforce Central, is participating in a program to train individuals with disabilities for work in Patient Access Services. These individuals have completed a course at Quinsigamond Community College, which prepares students to handle patient encounters, patient customer service and other areas related to intake and the coordination of a patient’s healthcare experience.