Nearly one eighth of all Americans experience a form of disability, and companies which are hiring people with disabilities are enjoying lower rates of turnover and higher rates of productivity.
On this MI Healthy Mind episode, The Potential Within, we discuss how hiring persons with disabilities adds value to the lives and livelihoods of all those involved.
We will hear from former Michigan Lt. Governor and current President of the Michigan Small Business Association, Brian Calley, about what persons with disabilities have to offer in terms of skills, loyalty, dependability, and perseverance. We’ll also hear from Jenny Brown, President/CEO of Dutton Farm, who is helping those with disabilities find meaningful work and gain the respect – and self-respect – they deserve.
We will learn how stigma and preconceived misunderstandings continue to stunt the potential of people with disabilities, what’s being done to change this, and why it should matter to all of us, disabled or not.
Now is the time to recognize the potential within people with disabilities and to help foster a work environment that welcomes, embraces and fully utilizes their talents.