NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In recognition of October’s Nationwide Incapacity Employment Consciousness Month (NDEAM), United Spinal Affiliation is providing a wide-range of free digital occasions by means of its Pathways to Employment program to help individuals with spinal cord accidents and problems (SCI/D) who wish to return to work or pursue new job alternatives.
“The largest problem dealing with our members is the social stigma surrounding incapacity, which creates limitations to connecting with potential employers and constructing an inclusive work surroundings. NDEAM is an ideal time to amplify our dedication to offering individuals with disabilities unmatched sources, advocacy, and assist in order that they’ll optimize their profession success,” stated Lesly St. Louis, Director of Employment and DEI Packages at United Spinal.
Upcoming NDEAM digital occasions hosted by United Spinal’s Pathways to Employment program embrace:
In response to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 19.1 p.c of individuals with disabilities have been employed in 2021, in comparison with 63.7 p.c of individuals with out disabilities.
The purpose of the Pathways to Employment is to handle this disparity by offering individuals with SCI/D entry to a job portal, sources on advantages and transitioning to employment, how-to guides protecting quite a lot of incapacity employment matters, and mentors who’ve efficiently returned to work after spinal cord injury or analysis.
This system additionally helps employers in establishing an inclusive work surroundings by providing steerage on recruitment, onboarding, and lodging, and distributing job alternatives by means of United Spinal’s nationwide chapter community.
To study extra, go to https://unitedspinal.org/pathways-to-employment/.
ABOUT UNITED SPINAL ASSOCIATION
Fashioned in 1946 by paralyzed veterans, United Spinal is a nationwide 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership group devoted to empowering individuals with spinal cord accidents and problems (SCI/D), together with veterans, to stay profitable and fulfilling lives. Membership is free and open to all people with SCI/D, with over 60,000 members throughout 49 chapters, near 200 assist teams and greater than 100 rehabilitation amenities and hospital companions nationwide. Recognized for its revolutionary advocacy efforts, United Spinal performed a major function in writing the Individuals with Disabilities Act, supplied essential contributions to the Truthful Housing Amendments Act and the Air Service Entry Act, and was instrumental in achieving sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation in New York Metropolis, which created the usual accessibility mannequin utilized in many United States cities.
SOURCE United Spinal Affiliation