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In Case You Missed it: 6/22/2023 – “Understanding Digital Accessibility” Webinar

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If You Build it, They Will Come: Understanding Digital Accessibility The first webinar in the Disability:IN Connecticut series ”If You Build It, They Will Come: Creating a Disability Inclusive Workplace.” was held on Thursday, June 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Digital Accessibility is an important part of ADA compliance. For businesses in Connecticut facing…

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Recap: Many Happy Returns: Mental Health Best Practices for the “New Better” Workplace

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What you might have missed at the second program in our “Success Leaves Clues” series of virtual programs: Many Happy Returns: Mental Health and  the “New Better” Workplace,  When: June 17, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Where: Microsoft Teams Virtual Meeting Having survived the trauma of a global pandemic, this was a first…

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What did you miss at the 2020 Disability:IN Connecticut Virtual Annual Meeting?

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Disability:IN Connecticut held its Virtual Annual Meeting on October 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Click here to see the DisabilityIN CT Nov 2020 Annual Meeting Program Along with our partners, sponsors, members, executive director and board members, we celebrated  Connecticut’s 26+ years of disability employment leadership and innovation, honoring our state’s business leaders…

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Recap of 2020 Disability:IN Connecticut Programming

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – “Oh, I Never Thought About That…”: Responding to the Impact of Reopening Rules on Your Employees with Disabilities The COVID-19 pandemic has almost literally turned our world upside down. Responding to the challenges inherent in containing the spread of the virus in the absence of a vaccine or effective treatment…

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Recap of 2018 Disability:IN Connecticut Programming

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The Inclusion Works Here Series (this series continued from 2017 with the events below on March 15 and June 21) 2018 featured a series of programs entitled “Inclusion Works Here: Creating an Inclusive Workplace from Recruiting to Retention.” Like our “Accommodation Series”, each session in this series covered a topic vital  to creating a disability…

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Join Disability:IN Connecticut’s Online Mentoring Program for Community College Students

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Partnering with PYD (Partners for Youth with Disabilities), Disability:IN Connecticut’s Campus Career Connect (C3) pairs adult workforce volunteers with community college students with a disability. Through these relationships, students get help reaching their career goals. This is your opportunity to make a difference! What does a mentor do? • Participate for one calendar year • Complete…

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Creating and Growing a Disability ERG: Rewards and Challenges

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Forming any organization presents challenges and can result in great rewards. In this article, Disability:IN Connecticut Board member Marc Dupont of Sikorsky describes the experience of starting a Disability ERG at Sikorsky. Disability ERG’s raise the profile of employees with disabilities and can support employees who have disabilities, caregivers of people with disabilities and parents of children…

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Disability:IN Connecticut Board Member Marc Dupont of Sikorsky and His Mentee Share Their Experiences in the Rising Leaders Program

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One of the many benefits of membership in both Disability:IN Connecticut and the USBLN is the opportunity to participate in mentoring programs. The USBLN’s Rising Leader’s program is one such opportunity. The USBLN Rising Leaders Program is accepting applications for mentees. If you are a student or young professional, you can apply by going to…

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Recap of 2017 Disability:IN Connecticut (now Disability:IN Connecticut) Programming

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January 19, 2017 – 3rd Annual Best Practices and Brew (Thomas Hooker Brewery, Bloomfield) Disability:IN Connecticut rang in the New Year by holding its’ 3rd Annual Best Practices and Brew. This was an opportunity to see old friends, meet new friends and drink some great beer while learning best practices for diversifying the workforce to…

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Executive Director Sharon Denson Interviewed on “For the People” Radio Program

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Disability:IN Connecticut (then Disability:IN Connecticut) Executive Director Sharon Denson was interviewed on the radio program “For the People” on Sunday, October 1, 2017 on Connoisseur Media radio stations and on their Podcasts. Sharon, a subject matter expert in diversity and inclusion, spoke about Disability:IN Connecticut, its mission and the subject matter of a recent Disability:IN…

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