University events, resources promote inclusion

University events, resources promote inclusion

By Allie Van Rossem and Connor Dunham

University events, resources promote inclusion

By Allie Van Rossem and Connor Dunham
Learn about Disability in the Workplace Awareness Month and explore the resources available to create an inclusive environment.

The Human Resources’ Office of Workplace Equity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Disability Network Alliance, an Employee Resource Group (ERG), is hosting a variety of interactive events to shine light on University resources that support an inclusive environment for people with disabilities.  

Explore events to celebrate Disabilities in the Workplace Awareness Month

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities: Creating an Inclusive Workplace
Thursday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m.
Facilitated by Diane Adreon, division director of transition and adult programs for the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD), this virtual session will share expert insights and guidance regarding autism in the workplace and resources available through UM-NSU CARD. Sign up now.

Myths and Truths Surrounding the Disability Community
Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m.
Join a thought-provoking webinar discussion aimed at challenging assumptions on disabilities. Led by the Mailman Center for Childhood Development, this session will be facilitated by Shelly Baer, director of leadership training initiatives; Jairo Arana, clinical program coordinator and graduate of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities self-advocate program; and Joanne Palenzuela, manager of social services. Together, they will share their insights and challenge assumptions and guide you through an engaging and thought-provoking discussion. Reserve your spot.

Reasonable Accommodations under the American Disabilities Act 
Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m.
During this online session, Savoy Smith III, manager of employee accommodations, will provide a general overview of reasonable accommodations in the workplace under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Join the session.

Tech That Works for U:  Microsoft Office 365 Accessibility Tools for More Effective and Inclusive Communications
Thursday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m.
In the upcoming virtual Tech Talk, Microsoft experts will teach participants how to use Microsoft Office’s built-in accessibility tools to create inclusive and accessible content for people with vision, hearing, cognition, and mobility impairments. Register now.

Tour The Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m.
Walk through the state-of-the-art rehabilitation center, which welcomes visitors with varying levels of mobility. All participants are required to wear a mask while indoors. Reserve your spot.

Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Panel: Disabilities in the Workplace Awareness Month
Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 1:30 p.m.
Join a lively and informative online conversation on disability awareness and inclusion. Panelists will reveal what it’s like to navigate spaces with a disability and share practical advice on how to create a workplace that welcomes people with all abilities so everyone can contribute their best. Attend the event.

Disability Network Alliance ERG first year anniversary update and a Look Ahead 
Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m.  
Join members of the Disability Network Alliance as they celebrate their first anniversary as an ERG. Webinar participants will learn about the group’s mission, connect with members, and learn how to get involved and support disability inclusion. The Disability Network Alliance welcomes those with visible and invisible disabilities and friends and allies. Register now.

Employees enrolled in the Well ’Canes Incentives program may be eligible to earn points by attending these sessions. Learn more and register to attend Disabilities in the Workplace Awareness Month events.


Division of Continuing and International Education

Division of Continuing and International Education