Last week, while doing my grocery shopping at Albertson, witnessed and was delighted to see that Inclusion works. One of the employees who was packing the customers bags was a person with severe disabilities. He had an employment supervisor with him to perform his job efficiently.
Since I am also a professional in the Disability field; I was amazed to watch the whole process including guidance from the supervisor and the person’s eagerness to learn and be a part of the company, his teammates.
“Today, disability has rightfully taken its place in the larger conversation about workplace diversity. Leading companies are now actively working to align diversity with their corporate brand, both internally and externally. This is because they know that inclusion works. They know that groups representing a range of perspectives outperform those with superior, but similar, skill sets. And they know that, as one of the nation’s largest minority groups, people with disabilities are an essential voice to have at the table.
Reflecting this perspective, #InclusionWorks will be the theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2016. NDEAM is a nationwide campaign that celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. Although not observed until October, we announce the annual theme each spring to help with advance event planning.
Read More about #InclusionWorks.”
Content Credit: Filed in Disabilities, By Jennifer Sheehy on May 27, 2016
Another resource forwarded to me by Gail Mandeville: