AUCD Promotes Disability Employment during Developmental Disability and Autism Awareness Months
March 8, 2017
Meaningful employment is one of the defining factors of a person's place in their community. When people work at a job and in a setting that they enjoy, they feel a sense of belonging, know that they're contributing to a team, receive a steady income, and make friends. Unfortunately, policies and low expectations persist, and too many people with disabilities and their vast skillsets are not a part of today's workforce.
AUCD wants to change this. We believe in a community in which everyone is included. In recognition of March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and April as Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, we will be hosting several activities. Our goal is to increase the awareness of employers, family members, and people with disabilities that meaningful employment can and should be an attainable goal for all people with disabilities. You are invited to join us for twitter chats, a webinar, social media sharing, and even a gala to hear firsthand from individuals and employers who are changing perceptions and challenging the status quo to say, "people with disabilities can work."
Together, these activities will showcase the need for more aggressive efforts to increase disability employment across the nation, and celebrate those people and companies who understand the value of a diverse workforce and make disability employment a priority at their workplace.
Join us to show your support for the rights of all people with disabilities to work for competitive wages and the opportunity to advance in a meaningful career. Ticket and sponsor prices are available at all levels, including a free ticket option for people with disabilities and students.
Featuring V. R. Ferose, Senior Vice President of Globalization Services at SAP.
About Twitter Chats
4 easy steps to join our #Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat:
Log-in: log into your Twitter account (or create one).
Search: Search for the designated hashtag #Jobs4ALL of the chat on twitter.com or the Twitter app. Make sure to click “live” or “all tweets” (otherwise you will see only the tweets twitter considers the most important, which makes conversation difficult).
Find: Look for questions tweeted by @AUCDnews. They will be prefaced Q1, Q2, etc.
Share: When tweeting, use the designated chat hashtag. If responding to a specific question, preface your answer with A1, A2, etc. as it corresponds to Q1, Q2, etc.