By: Kelly Elton
The disparaging degrees that separate the employment rate of people with disabilities to those without out a disability is significant. Yet, according to The Council for Disability Awareness, “just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20 year-olds will become disabled before they retire.” Here is a link to more stats: disabilitycanhappen.org/disability-statistic
So as you gather for the holidays, look at what and who is included in your festivities at work and home. Is there a co-worker or family member that cannot participate in your “traditional” gatherings? Could you create space or accommodations? I am truly proud to announce that Venture Bound’s Advisory Board is committed to including all. We have created and committed to following our ADA Guidelines for Programs and Events, in order to practice what we preach. You never know if you will be the one in four, but only you have the power to change what is around you.