Disability Awareness: What is Disability & Why it Matters to Business (1 hour)

This highly informative module examines current disability statistics, ADA definitions, and the value proposition for employing individuals with disabilities. Together, participants collaborate and document the positive impact including individuals with disabilities in your specific organization’s recruitment and workforce development strategies has on your staff, customers, and suppliers/community. Through the use of mini-lecture, a small group interactive exercise and videos, participants will be able to:

  • challenge a personal misconception that surrounds persons with disabilities and employment
  • define disability and identify at least 3 benefits to including persons with disabilities in the workplace
  • share at least 1 disability statistic and 1 promising practice of leading employers