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Celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the Signing of the ADA

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It has been 31 years since the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act – a landmark federal law that protects the rights of all people with disabilities. Globally, people with disabilities represent over one billion people or 15% of the population. We are 1 in 5 Americans, and twice as likely to be unemployed/underemployed…

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Best Practices for Accessible, Inclusive Communications — TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021 • 12:00PM – 1:00PM ET

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Best Practices for Accessible, Inclusive Communications TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021 • 12:00PM – 1:00PM ET Disability:IN Connecticut will be celebrating the 10th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day in partnership with Disability:IN. Join us for a practical conversation about inclusive communications honoring Global Accessibility Awareness Day. We’ll explore the following topics with the goal of making…

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In case you missed it: 3/12/2021 Virtual Recruiting Toolkit Webinar (watch the recording)

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Karen Fife, Director of the Metro New York and Southern Connecticut Higher Education Recruitment Consortium presented “Virtual Recruiting Toolkit” webinar on March 12, 2021. The webinar begins at the 3:22 (3 minutes 22 seconds) point of the recording. You can slide the red progress button on the bottom of the screen to skip the set-up…

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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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Connecticut Businesses “Rock” the Disability:IN DEI “Best Places to Work List” – Be Recognized! Sign up by Jan. 29th for the 2021 DEI

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Through the years, over 50 businesses with headquarters or significant locations in Connecticut have been recognized as “Best Places to Work” by the Disabilty:IN / AAPD Disability Equality Index. These businesses, many of which are Disability:IN Connecticut members demonstrate that the State of Connecticut and its businesses are committed to disability inclusion in the workplace.…

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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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