Looking at the Bigger Picture – Everyone Can Make a Difference for Disability Inclusion at Work – As Featured By Forbes
In one way or another, we all know someone with a disability. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that approximately 61 million Americans live with a disability. Given these numbers, an Allsup Employment Services (AES) expert explains that it is important to advocate for people with disabilities to further promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Approximately one out of every seven to eight adults will experience a disability lasting five years or longer. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program that provides disability income to people who have met Social Security’s criteria. After they are approved for benefits, many choose to return to work if they are medically able. Reducing misconceptions about people with disabilities in the workplace will help the post-pandemic employment and financial recovery.
AES suggests a few methods to advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. They include, becoming more informed and cultivating more empathy especially if you are not directly affected by a problem or limitation.
Click here to read the full article in Forbes, “Looking at the Bigger Picture – Everyone Can Make a Difference for Disability Inclusion at Work.”