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

Access on-Demand Recordings or Presentation Materials

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.

Access recordings or presentation materials from the 2020 Disability Awareness in the Workplace catalog to learn more about UM resources and how to support an inclusive environment for people with different abilities.
I learned about the importance of dispelling myths and the fact that people with disabilities are the largest minority group in the US. When you meet one person with [a disability] you’ve only met one person. It’s
important to understand each [ability] and ask if someone needs help.

Connect and Create

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Developmental Disabilities in the Workplace: Autism Spectrum Disorder

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


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

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.

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Myths & Truths Surrounding the Disability Community

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.

Tech That Works for U - Office 365 Accessibility Tools

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!

Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace

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).


The Business Case for Disability Inclusion

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.


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

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See You Next Year

Please check back next year for updates on 2021 sessions!