Posts Categorized: Diversity

“Chelsea Werner wasn’t supposed to develop the necessary physical attributes. She wasn’t supposed to get past the most rudimentary level of artistic gymnastics. She wasn’t supposed to show the persistence needed to stick with such a rigorous sport. Now Werner has one national championship to her credit and is in England this weekend trying to…

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Creating Ripples

We talk a lot about hiring people with disabilities not just because it’s our mission and we believe it’s the right thing to do, but because we know from first-hand experience that it Works! All it takes is one small act of being willing to investigate what it will entail and how it might work…

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Social Respon-sibility

“We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” ~Herman Melville Definition: Acting with concern and sensitivity, aware of the impact of your actions on others, particularly the disadvantaged . Does your business hire people with developmental disabilities or donate to a homeless shelter? A growing number of consumers…

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By Jan Aho for the Register Guard Executive Director of Pearl Buck Center March is National Disability Awareness Month. It is the perfect time to celebrate the progress that communities across the nation have made with regard to being aware of the gifts that people with various abilities bring to our communities. In the 1990s,…

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The Ability Factor

People with disabilities represent an untapped pool of skills that can enhance business. However, people with disabilities frequently face great barriers to work that go beyond physical obstacles — stereotypes and wrong assumptions often prevent this significant chunk of the world population from contributing to the economy. This animation was jointly produced by the International…

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