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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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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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Recap of 2016 Disability:IN Connecticut (now Disability:IN Connecticut) Programming

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January 5, 2016 – Dr. Edward Goldberg of Eversource Named Vice President of Disability:IN Connecticut The Board of Directors of the Connecticut Business Leadership Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Edward Goldberg as Vice President of the Board of Disability:IN Connecticut. Ed has served on the Disability:IN Connecticut Board for over seven years…

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Learn About USBLN’s Disability Equality Index-Show Your Commitment to Disability Inclusion

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Disability:IN Connecticut is pleased to take this opportunity join the Massachusetts Business Leadership Network for a webinar presented by the USBLN which describes the Disability Equality Index. The webinar takes place on Wednesday, December 7th at 9:00 a.m. Call-in number 1-508-856-8222 Pass code 7512# (please be sure to wait for the beep before entering the…

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Recap of 2015 Disability:IN Connecticut (now Disability:IN Connecticut) Programming

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1/14/2015 – Disability:IN Connecticut Announces the Appointment of Sharon Denson as Executive Director What a great start to the year it was. Sharon’s biography can be found on the “Board” page. Click the BOARD link at the top of this page to learn more about Sharon. 2/13/2015 – Tapping into the “Hidden Talent Pool”: Where…

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Recap of 2014 Disability:IN Connecticut (now Disability:IN Connecticut) Programming

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3/24/2014 – Joe Wendover Accepts Disability:IN Connecticut Board Presidency 2014 began on a very positive note with the announcement that Joe Wendover of Walgreens had been elected to the position of Board President for the Connecticut Business Leadership Network (now Disability:IN Connecticut). Joe filled the role previously held by Regina Stankaitis of Travelers. Reggie’s successful…

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