Consider disability employment
FROM: BRADLEY R. STOVER BEL AIR
As an attorney and partner at Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover, LLC, I understand how critical creating connections within the business community is to success. My career has centered around building partnerships, and as president of The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region’s (The Arc NCR) Governance Board, I now have the unique opportunity to educate the business community about diversifying their workforce with employees who have a differing ability (an intellectual or developmental disability).
I challenge the professional community to have a conversation with their local chapter of The Arc and learn about offering equal employment opportunities to persons of all abilities at their company. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a celebration of the contributions of workers with differing abilities.