Disability Inclusion and The Workplace

Work Without Limits blogs feature staff and guest bloggers highlighting varying perspectives of disability inclusion in the workplace.

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Published Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Bo Tanner in wheelchair by pool

Author: Nicole Henry, Project Assistant, Work Without Limits

The beginning of the year is an extremely popular time for focusing on health and wellness. Many of us are making new year’s resolutions that include better diets and more exercise. Likewise, many companies kick off a new calendar year with fun challenges and competitions that promote healthy lifestyles among their workforce's. When planning your company’s Health and Wellness program, you will want to make sure that you are being truly inclusive of all your employees. It may be easier than you think to accommodate and include your employees with disabilities in wellness programs and other related activities. Here are some steps you can take to ensure the wellness program your company is planning is accessible for all.

Published Monday, December 18, 2017
Bonnie Rivers Headshot

Author: Bonnie Rivers, Director of Employer Relations, Work Without Limits

Starting a new job is both stressful and exciting, but I was fortunate to experience more of the latter when joining the Work Without Limits (WWL) team in October of 2017. Because I was part of the WWL business network as an Employer Sponsor and member of the MABLN, I had the privilege of already knowing several of my soon to be teammates. I arrived day one polished and shiny and as any good boss does, I had quite an entry plan ready and waiting for me!

Published Monday, December 11, 2017
Man and woman talking via ASL

Author: Kathy Petkauskos, Director of Work Without Limits

When it comes to hiring and retaining employees with disabilities, it’s important that companies gather and get familiar with all the information and resources that are available to assist. Leveraging the multitude state and national resources can be extremely helpful and beneficial to both the employee and the employer yet at the same time, it can be overwhelming and daunting as there are so many to choose from! Below we have gathered information on a few of the leading federal and state resources that can assist companies on their journey to successfully employing and retaining people with disabilities. People with disabilities, family members, and service providers will also find many of these resources useful.