In case you missed it, this month is Disability Employment Awareness and Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Amidst the negative airwaves of the season, I want to share something positive, encouraging and exciting. Today, I want to share a blog about employing individuals with disabilities and the employment of Rachel’s friend Ben.
Ben was Rachel’s first friend.
We met Ben at early intervention when he and Rachel were not even three weeks old. Our families are now eternal friends.
The blog I’m posting comes from Sedgwick, my husband’s employer. Seventeen years ago a partnership was born when Sedgwick began supporting our family and others with disabilities by supporting that early intervention program (SRVS Kids & Families.) They have continued to commit financial and human resources to organizations that serve individuals with disabilities and their families. This blog doesn’t discuss any of that, but Sedgwick has been a strong and steady supporter of individuals with disabilities.
“At Sedgwick, we well know that the ability to work gives people a sense of purpose, allows them to support themselves financially, and improves their physical and mental well being.” Sedgwick has an intentional commitment to employing individuals with disabilities. It seems appropriate that they would employ Rachel’s friend Ben!
The blog features two individuals with disabilities employed by Sedgwick Please take a few minutes, click and read this awesome blog and learn a little more about the importance of employing individuals with disabilities and Ben’s first job!