Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Beth Butler 
Disability:IN North Carolina 

Disability:IN North Carolina Employer Virtual Forum Training Series 

Disability:IN North Carolina (DI-NC) is pleased to announce a new training series aimed at equipping businesses with essential tools to enhance disability inclusion through the DI-NC Employer Virtual Forum. With upwards of 1 in 5 working-age North Carolinians directly impacted by disability, cultivating an inclusive culture is critical for addressing talent gaps, workforce shortages, and even consumer engagement in today’s marketplace.

Come grow your competence with disability inclusion throughout the month of August as we delve into topics for the foundations of building inclusive cultures and leveraging the unique talents of job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Join us from 11 to 12pm EDT. Dates and topics are below:

Aug. 10: Dispelling Myths About Hiring Individuals With I/DD Via Cultural transformation

Identifying and hiring talent with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be wrought with myths. In this session, we will unpack these myths, to see beyond the perceived challenges and connect with the talent people with IDD have to offer. We will  also explore ways to support disability inclusion, address potential team dynamics, and offer approaches to enhance inclusion of employees with IDD, through cultural shifts that serve everybody.

Aug. 17: Addressing Legal Questions Around Recruiting and Hiring Individuals with I/DD

In this session, we will unpack potential barriers to  the successful recruitment and hiring of people with IDD, from crafting role descriptions through interviewing, and offer practical solutions to ensure that processes are built to minimize unintended barriers. We will also dive into strategies for promoting self-identification and disclosure amongst existing employees and new hires alike.

Aug. 24Customized Integrated Employment: A Comprehensive Overview

Customized Integrated Employment is the deepest and most comprehensive way to bring forth the unique talents and abilities of employees with  intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This session will explore what Customized Integrated Employment is. This session will also address strategies for building effective partnerships  with North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation ( NC DVR) and other state agencies and employment organizations.

Aug. 31: Providing Reasonable Accommodations: A Deep Dive

Providing “reasonable accommodations” can seem intimidating to many  small and medium-size and even large businesses. In this session we will explore how reasonable accommodations work, what a variety of accommodations (including assistive technology)  can look like, and how employers can best support employees and candidates in the accommodations process.