• DC3C is a program of the DC Special Education Cooperative.

Shifting the mindset of employers

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We at the Co-op have long known that students with disabilities are more than capable of making meaningful contributions to the world of business. Also, we know that when people with disabilities have the chance to secure paid work, they perform better as independent citizens in their communities. Corporations are starting to recognize this too and are responding by creating customized access points into employment for workers with disabilities.

Last week, Forbes published this article about yet another critical piece – employer mindset. It sheds light on how when company leaders shift their mindset on disability to view it as a strength they build a more inclusive, sustainable and thriving business.

As companies continue to move towards seeing disability as a strength,  DC3C is  doing its part to prepare DC’s Charter students to be successful contributors to companies. Together, we are growing business to  leverage the skills of our our citizens and strengthen communities.