Disabled people are a hugely underutilized workforce in the US. More than one in five people in the United States have a disability, but only one-third of working-age disabled people are employed. Employers are losing out on qualified (or even overqualified) candidates and disabled people are losing paychecks due to the stigma and perceptions of what it means to be disabled.
The story of disability inclusion is incomplete. The existing narrative about disability and business has been focused on the need for hiring, retention and career development. While these tactics are incredibly important, and in fact vital for the growth and evolution for full inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workforce, it is now time for C-level executives and management to take more of an active role and cultivate a new narrative to both augment and redefine disability in the larger context of business strategy.
A pilot project in several large cities and provinces will allow seniors who need medical care to request home nursing services through the Internet. The service is likely to develop quickly to meet the huge demand from China’s rapidly aging population, according to a plan released by the country’s top health authority.
The disabled community can now make use of the new Disabled Leaders Training Centre in SS2, Petaling Jaya. The new three-storey building, which also serves as the new headquarters of the Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled, is equipped with a physical therapy room, classrooms, counselling rooms, dormitories, multipurpose hall and wheelchair-friendly kitchen.
Nicolas Hamilton, half-brother of five-times Formula One world champion Lewis, is back on the racetrack and keen to set the record straight. The 26-year-old, who has overcome cerebral palsy to establish himself as a disabled racer, is set for a full season in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and feels he deserves some credit.