As we recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the U.S., we’re partnering with our Diverse Abilities Employee Community Network to empower our employees as they navigate the challenges of having a disability at work.
With the help of our network leaders, we’re facilitating open and honest discussions to help demystify support. We’re talking with employees about accommodations for diverse abilities—and how they can request them.
“I have a lot of lived experience and knowledge that I can share as part of breaking down barriers to work accessibility.”— Julia Schaeman, senior research scientist and co-chair of the Diverse Abilities Employee Community Network
We’re hosting an experience through our well-being program—the Move to Break Down Diverse Abilities at ICF challenge—to encourage allyship and help employees engage with resources and groups that our network members support. Encouraging our teams to seek and engage with resources in support of both National Disability Employment Awareness Month and World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10.
While we often share resources and learning opportunities to understand more about one another, as advocates, we also know this is not always our story to tell.