Posts Categorized: Diversity

Documen-taries

  Here are some documentaries that I  have come across and found to be both intriguing and thought-provoking in the way that they portray people with disabilities and their families maneuvering through this thing we call life. Including Samuel. A documentary from the families viewpoints depicting the struggles & triumphs of raising a person with a…

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Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn_9f5x0f1Q&w=560&h=315] Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works – sharing her ability to “think in pictures”, which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism…

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Inspiring Indiviuals

I came across these videos of some amazing people. I was again reminded that human beings can do amazing things when not limited by small ideas. I encourage you to watch each when you get a chance, I guarantee that you will be inspired, moved and/or humbled as I was.     Nick Vujicic[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc4HGQHgeFE&w=560&h=315]  …

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Below are tips that can help any business incorporate people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) into their workforce Adopt diversity and inclusion (D&I) as an organizational strategy and articulate D&I strategies within talent acquisition and talent development initiatives. This recognizes D&I as a critical component of how the organization will accomplish its objectives and aligns D&I goals…

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NBC Nightly News recently broadcast a story about The Prospector Theater, a movie house in Ridgefield, Connecticut that employs 80 people–most of whom happen to experience some sort of disability.  Here’s a link to the video: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/this-boss-gives-the-disabled-what-she-says-they-want-most–jobs-404479043807   Pretty amazing, right?  If you’d like to see more, The Prospector’s own site has an incredible collection of…

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