October is Disability Awareness Month. Within this newsletter, AAoM would like to highlight the Upbound at Work employment program, showcase an Upbound job seeker, and provide additional information for parents and adults with disabilities.
The mission of Upbound at Work is to improve the economic integration, wealth, and independence of job seekers with disabilities through coordinated advocacy, access to evidence-based services and supports, and, ultimately, inclusion in employment. A corollary mission is the correction of the labor market imbalance that leads employers to undercapitalize on available talent by providing them with preemptive training on inclusive recruitment, culture audits, advocacy, and by maintaining a database of job seekers with disabilities that employers can hire from.
If you are interested in joining the employment program or hiring someone with a disability, contact 248.508.8693 and/or Upbound@aaomi.org