Disabilities in the Workplace Awareness Month Disabilities in the Workplace Awareness Month

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Attend a Virtual Session

At the University of Miami, we are fortunate to be part of an incredibly diverse community. Collectively we strive to create a supportive environment where our unique abilities come together to transform lives and create an inclusive culture of belonging.

Register for a virtual session to learn more about UM resources and how to support an inclusive environment for people with different abilities.
The presenter demonstrated Office 365 tools I had no idea existed. I learned about unique features to make content accessible for all.

Developmental Disabilities in the Workplace: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.

Facilitated by Diane Adreon, associate director, UM-NSU CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities).


Challenge assumptions through an engaging and thought-provoking discussion on autism and learn about the many valuable services available through CARD at no cost.

Connect and Create

Oct. 7 at 2 p.m.

Facilitated by Jodi Sypher, curator of Education, and Hope Torrents, school programs coordinator.

Explore the intersection of art and disabilities while learning simple techniques to encourage diversity of thought at work and home. Practice slowing down, staying neutral, and creating an environment where different perspectives are valued and encouraged.

Connect and Create is a monthly offering by the Lowe Art Museum and HR’s Workplace Equity and Inclusion.

Myths & Truths Surrounding the Disability Community

Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.

Facilitated by Shelly Baer, LCSW and director of Leadership Training Initiatives at the Mailman Center for Child Development, and Jairo Arana, clinical program coordinator at the Mailman Center for Child Development and LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) self-advocate trainee.

Challenge assumptions and engage in a thought-provoking discussion about the disability community.

Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.

Facilitated by Celia McFadden, manager information technology, Infrastructure and Operations

Learn about Office 365 Accessibility Tools and how to utilize technology to better engage your audience and increase your effectiveness. Be amazed by how simple it is to use and implement these tools!

Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.

Facilitated by Michael Gigante, employee accommodations manager, HR's Workplace Equity and Inclusion.

Learn about reasonable accommodations in the workplace under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


 Oct. 28 at noon

Facilitated by Janet Bringuez-Sanchez, assistant director of programs, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Miller School of Medicine.


Teams that embrace best practices for employing and supporting individuals with disabilities in their workforce have outperformed their peers. How can your team build an inclusive workplace and reap the benefits? Challenge assumptions and join a thought-provoking conversation.


Oct. 29 at 10 a.m.

Join a group of UM colleagues for a lively and informative conversation on disability awareness.



More sessions to come...

Please check back regularly for updates!