By Dr. Peter Hirst, Executive Director of MIT Sloan Executive Education
At the end of October, an important event took place in Norwood, MA--the Work Without Limits Annual Conference and Career Fair. Work Without Limits is a Massachusetts-based statewide network of engaged employers and innovative, collaborative partners that aims to increase employment among individuals with disabilities. Their goal is to position Massachusetts as the first state in the nation where the employment rate of people with disabilities is equal to that of the general population.
The conference received national attention when Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez addressed the 350 attendees during her speech. "Like you, we believe the road to change is to focus on the positive, to emphasize what all people—including people with disabilities—can do," she said and encouraged "employers and workers across the country to continue to work towards more inclusive workplaces every month, and every day of the year." Full article