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Stigma & Isolation of Special Needs Parents in the Workplace
Ruth L. Fischbach PhD of the Simons Simplex Collection (SSC) recently completed one of the largest studies of its kind looking at how and why #stigma affects families.
Although her focus was on parents of children on the #Autism spectrum, I believe the findings have incredible applicability to all #specialneedsparents and specifically in the #workplace.
The significant #isolation, how stigma can be extremely damaging not only to the personal identity and well-being of the individual but by extension to his or her family; especially social isolation.
Almost 80 percent of the #parents said stigma had been extremely, very or somewhat difficult in their lives.
Think for a moment about companies that celebrate “Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day”.
Are these events communicated as being #inclusive and #accessible for employee’s children who may have a disability, whether visible or not? What about sales conferences or holiday celebrations where families are invited to participate? #SpringboardConsulting offers a dedicated practice of helping companies with these and the myriad of other important issues that impact the approximate 9% of the workforce that is caring for a child or other dependent with #specialneeds such as group #healthbenefits, #businesstravel, etc.
This important practice is offered through Disability Mama & Co.
Want to learn more? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Springboard, Ivette@consultspringboard.com.
Springboard into the Profitability, Productivity, and Potential of the Special Needs Workforce
Interested in Nadine’s book, “DIVE IN“? Many clients purchase the book to reinforce these most important issues and as a compliment to Nadine’s presentations.
The book is also a great resource for training, in observation of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, or for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd. Click here for more about the book “Dive In”
What Others Are Saying
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Chairman and CEO, Cisco
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John B. Veihmeyer,
CEO, KPMG LLP