Join to learn how Fortune 500 companies and other employers, large and small, are partnering with community resources, higher education, and state agencies to build more inclusive hiring programs that deliver business results. Experts will share their best practices, model programs and strategies to hire, train and manage uniquely talented individuals with autism and other neurological differences.
When: 11/7, 8 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET and 11/8, 8 a.m. ET to 1:30 p.m. ET
Where: BWI Airport Marriott
Registration Fee: $275
Accessibility: ASL interpretation, large print text, wheelchair access, allergy support, service animals welcome
This is the second annual Forum, to be held annually during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
About this Event
Join us for our Disability Inclusion Forum 2019 to find solutions to close the disability employment gap. The forum is a unique opportunity for corporate, nonprofit, and government leaders to learn best practices, develop new ways to increase employment for people with disabilities (PWDs), and network with industry leaders.
The forum is held during National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We have confirmed participation from several leading businesses, including Northrop Grumman, Starbucks, Accenture, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson, and DuPont.
Caroline Casey, an award-winning social entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow, and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum will be the keynote speaker for the event. Casey has committed to creating inclusion for all so that everyone can live their life without limit or labels.
Following the forum, the Georgetown University Disability Studies Program will co-host Disability and Inclusion in the Entertainment Industry featuring a performance and conversation with actor and singer James Ian (MSB '05, JD '10) and internationally-recognized disability rights activist Judith Heumann.
Topics will include:
Building new talent pipelines for qualified job candidates with disabilities, and how to make sure your existing pipelines are accessible.
Understanding the challenges in recruiting and employing PWDs – and solutions to those challenges.
Ensuring that organizations are accessible to PWDs – as job candidates and customers.
Navigating the process of self-identification and its implications for recruiting job candidates with disabilities.
Integrating disability inclusion as an extension of company values.
Learning about the lived experience of PWDs at different career stages.
TASH is celebrating those who have made history in the disability field, and who have worked tirelessly in the legal field for equity, opportunity, and inclusion for people with disabilities. TASH is pleased to announce the third annual Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium and Award Dinner, to be held on Thursday, July 25 at the George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, DC. A half-day symposium will explore then intersections between Diversity, Disability, and the Law followed by a reception and dinner to honor Barbara Ransom for her exceptional leadership in disability law.
Join Link20 on March 27th for a workshop on how to better engage your audience!
1. Dinner & Networking (beginning at 5:30pm)
2. Presentation & Conversation - Link20 Update
3. Workshop on Engaging your Audiences
4. Closing Thoughts
A metope hosted by 2Gether-International. Meet other entrepreneurs with disabilities in the DC area, get inspired, and learn stuff (like how to find product market fit)!
Startup Community Manager at the Global Entrepreneurship Network, Steven A. Rodriguez, shows participants exactly how to get started with the Business Model Canvas, sharing some pertinent ground rules and some valuable best practices that the team has learned directly from using the Canvas in the field.
his event is sponsored by Gallaudet University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. Live streaming with ASL interpreters to be included.
This event is free. Register here.
Diversability DC will be at the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Youth Transitions Collaborative Emerging Leaders Program Halloween End of Year Happy Hour.
Happy Halloween from the ELP team! As we bring the year to an end, we would like for you and a friend to celebrate with us at our Halloween Networking Happy Hour. This is ELP’s final event of the year and will be one to remember. We will also be hosting a unique panel discussion on best practices to improve your social and networking skills in college. Refreshments will be provided!
We encourage attendees to wear a costume – The person with the coolest outfit will win a prize!
Please spread widely as it is open to the public. We look forward to seeing you, and a friend, on Thursday, October 29, 2015.