Trane Technologies, a leader in disability inclusion in North Carolina will host the virtual 2021 Disability:IN North Carolina Fall Conference on October 12th. This year’s conference theme, “Unlocking Your Inclusivity” will focus on strategies to enhance and expand disability employment and inclusion practices among businesses and employers across North Carolina.
When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Disability:IN North Carolina will hold a virtual celebration of innovative employment strategies featuring employers and service providers on October 5th. Cardinal Innovations Healthcare is sponsoring this event. The event will focus on best practices in supported and customized employment. A round table discussion with small, medium, and large employers will address how employment providers can build and sustain stronger collaborative networks with hiring managers. The event will also feature the North Carolina Employment Collaborative (NCEC), an initiative led by DI-NC funded by the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD).
When: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
MetLife and DiversAbilities were proud to host/sponsor the 2021 Disability:IN North Carolina Wellness@Work Virtual Conference.
Our Wellness@Work featured Dr. Nicole French, Clinical Director for Veterans Bridge Home, Community Behavioral Health Consultant and Uniformed Army Reserve Psychologist present findings on resilience and healing in times of crisis.
Disability:IN North Carolina is proud to host a screening of the award-winning documentary film, “Lives Worth Living” (directed by Eric Neudel and produced by Alison Gilkey) on July 26, 2021, from 2:30 to 5:30pm at the Regal Birkdale 16 at 16950 Birkdale Commons Pkwy in Huntersville, NC, 28078. Lives Worth Living is a historical documentary about the Disability Rights Movement and a biography about one man’s struggle to achieve disability equality and inclusion.
The ADA Celebration is FREE however registration is required to reserve your seat.
MetLife and DiversAbilities are proud to host/sponsor the 2021 Disability:IN North Carolina Wellness@Work Virtual Conference.
When: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Where: This is an online event.
Join us to hear Dr. Nicole French, Clinical Director for Veterans Bridge Home, Community Behavioral Health Consultant and Uniformed Army Reserve Psychologist present findings on resilience and healing in times of crisis. Following her keynote, Dr. French will lead a discussion with a panel of diverse individuals willing to share how their life experiences from a military and civilian perspective, inform their approach to life challenges and the wins they have found along the way.
The 2021 Wellness@Work event is sponsored by MetLife and the Cary area DiversAbilities Employee Resource Group (ERG).
October 1, 2020 | #DisabilityAdvantage
2020 is a year like no other, as businesses, government agencies and all Americans continue to show resiliency amid these unprecedented times. Disability:IN North Carolina is grateful to our corporate sponsor, Trane Technologies and the VisAbility Employee Resource Group for hosting our virtual event. Join us on October 1, 2020 to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and discover your #DisabilityAdvantage.
2020 Fall Conference Highlights
CommunAbility @ UNC-Charlotte : Business Mentors for University Students with Disabilities
Our Ability Careers Portal | New Features
Supplier Diversity Strategies
The North Carolina Employment Collaborative and Regional Business Advisory Councils
2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the passage of the landmark civil rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Due to social distancing guidelines many celebrations have been canceled or scaled back to virtual online events. Drawing from the past, we invite our supporters, members, and stakeholders to experience a “Drive-In Theatre” and join us for an unforgettable ADA 30th Anniversary celebration!
2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the passage of the landmark civil rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Due to social distancing guidelines many celebrations have been canceled or scaled back to virtual online events. Disability:IN North Carolina decided to get creative to mark this momentous occasion in an engaging manner. Drawing from the past, we invite our supporters, members, and stakeholders to experience a “Drive-In Theatre” and join us for an unforgettable ADA 30th Anniversary celebration!
Disability:IN North Carolina is hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary film, “Lives Worth Living” (directed by Eric Neudel and produced by Alison Gilkey) on July 23, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 10:15 pm at the Legrand Center in Shelby, NC. We are grateful to Wells Fargo and the Diverse Abilities Team Member Network, their Employee Resource Group (ERG) for being the corporate sponsors of this ADA celebration. The celebration will also feature guest speakers, musicians with disabilities, and food trucks! Participants will be able to enjoy an evening under the stars and celebrate the ADA from their cars or favorite lawn chair, in support of social distancing guidelines.
Due to generous donations, the ADA Celebration is free to all participants. Advance registration is required and will close at 9:00am on July 23, 2020.
If inclement weather causes a delay or reschedule of the event, we will notify registrants via e-mail as soon as possible.
Event Location: Legrand Center | 1800 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC, 28152
Event Date and Times: July 23, 2020 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
In case you missed the 2020 Mental Health Wellness@Work event. Thank you to MetLife and their Diverse Abilities Network for serving as our host-sponsors for this event. Our Wellness@Work event featured Dr. Tom Dooley, an entrepreneurial biomedical research scientist, as he shares a profoundly personal message entitled, “The High Cost of Anxiety” and what impact COVID-19 is anticipated to have on mental health.
Attendance at the 2019 Disability:IN NC Fall conference topped out at 138 participants, making this conference the largest in the history of the organization. Hosted by Ingersoll Rand in Davidson NC, the conference planning team from Ingersoll Rand and SAS Institute did an outstanding job coordinating the day long event. Evan Turtz, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Ingersoll Rand, welcomed participants by challenging other Senior Executives to take a leadership role in disability inclusion within their organizations. Evan is the Executive Sponsor of Ingersoll Rand’s VisAbility employee resource group, which fosters inclusion and career development for employees who have disabilities.