Disabled Lives Stand with Black Lives, a statement from Disability Solutions Executive Director, Julie Sowash
BETHEL, Conn. June 5, 2020
At a moment of unparalleled crisis, the horrific deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and in my hometown of Indianapolis, Dreasjon Reed, have brought to our screens the lived reality of Black people in our nation and across the globe. The fear, sadness, and rage you are experiencing are understandable and unfathomable. Our eyes have been opened to the reality of the Black lived experience of fear and invisibleness.
The U.S. Department of Labor Announces Recipients of Excellence in Disability Inclusion Awards
WASHINGTON, DC. (U.S. DEPT OF LABOR) March 12, 2020
In its review of award nominations, the EDI Awards’ Executive Review Committee recognized CVS Health’s many efforts, including its “Abilities in Abundance” program, which provides training to people with disabilities to compete for a wide range of positions with the organization. Similarly, the committee found “Pepsi Achieving Change Together (PepsiACT),” a formal partnership between Pepsi and Disability Solutions @ Ability Beyond, a U.S. non-profit specializing in corporate disability recruiting programs, to be worthy of top honors.
Corporations Have a Responsibility to Share Their Diversity Strategy
BETHEL, Conn. (PRWEB) August 21, 2018
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is no longer defined as a “nice thing to do” but rather a key component of a company’s brand identity. Beyond contributing to charitable causes, corporations are truly becoming agents of change, particularly if they foster an inclusive work environment. However, these companies can have an even greater impact if they share their successful initiatives to attract, hire and retain talent with disabilities.
Actress with Disability Advocates for Inclusion from Hollywood to the Boardroom
BETHEL, Conn. (PRWEB) March 21, 2018
In her Academy award acceptance speech, Frances McDormand encouraged actors to add contract inclusion riders to improve diversity in the film industry. When actress Eileen Grubba heard the speech, she cheered. Growing up and living with a disability, Grubba has become a leading advocate for the inclusion of performers with disabilities in film and television.
How One Nonprofit Organization Forged Its Own Path Toward Profitability
BETHEL, Conn. (PRWEB) November 24, 2017
Following in the footsteps of successful financial investors, all nonprofit organizations could benefit from diversification. However, identifying and launching a new branch of the organization that is not only a mission fit, but can also enhance the bottom line, can be daunting. Ability Beyond, a nonprofit that serves people with disabilities in New York and Connecticut, planted the seed of Disability Solutions and has watched it grow into its own highly successful national division.