Investing in Ability Explores Disability as a Dimension of Diversity

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By Alison Golm
Human Resources Communications

The annual Investing in Ability program will highlight its 2018 theme “Diversity Includes Disability” during annual events planned for the month of October.

The Council for Disability Concerns produces the program designed to raise awareness of disability topics on campus and in the community. It will include speakers, demonstrations, films and the presentation of the James T. Neubacher Award.

The theme “Diversity Includes Disability” was retained by the committee to continue the conversation about the benefits of being responsive to those with disabilities.

“The U-M’s Investing in Ability program has been established to reduce stigma and stereotypes about disability issues,” says Anna Ercoli Schnitzer, Investing in Ability committee chair. “Its goal is to reveal through its various events that diversity, equity and inclusivity are of value not only to individuals with disabilities but to the entire U-M community and beyond.”

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Investing in Ability is sponsored by the U-M Council for Disability Concerns in collaboration with University Human Resources, Michigan Medicine, and University Health Services. All events are free and open to the public. If accommodations are needed, contact disability@umich.edu at least one week in advance.


This article originally appeared in the September 17, 2018 issue of the University Record. 

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