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Corporate & Community

Learn how to build a disability-friendly workplace and community

Is your company geared toward inclusion of people with disabilities? Are you unsure how to create an environment of accessibility and acceptance in the workplace that levels the playing field for all your employees? Is your, business, organization or community missing out on how to welcome and include people with disabilities?

Get answers to the questions about disabilities you’ve always been afraid to ask, and learn how to provide the leadership that will create an atmosphere that supports employees of all abilities in the workplace. Take the opportunity to get firsthand, applicable knowledge of the rights and regulations necessary to implement policies that will foster a culture of inclusion in your office, organization and community.

I will share my personal experience and extensive knowledge of the complete Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to help you provide the best working environment for all your employees.

What about providing good customer service in addition to accessibility? Many professions still struggle with this piece in the 21st century. You aren’t alone. You need someone who has been a customer or client with a disability as well as someone who knows the technical side to breaking down barriers of accessibility and positive attitude.

I have several messages designed for corporate or community use, including:

Speaking on Hiring: The Nuts & Bolts of Hiring People with Disabilities: Good PR or Just Good Business?

What’s the value of hiring individuals with disabilities from a business perspective? This presentation explores the answers to numerous questions, such as:

  • Can hiring people with disabilities actually increase your market share?
  • How would an employee with a disability fit in with your other employees?
  • Will an employee with a disability be accepted by your customers and clients?

Speaking on Sensitivity: The Nuts & Bolts of Disability Awareness, Sensitivity & ‘People First Language’ Training

Learn how to create a workplace, campus and community atmosphere of inclusion while respecting diversity. This message embraces such topics as:

  • How to view those with disabilities as not only equals, but valuable members of a team or community
  • When and how to offer help to someone with a disability
  • How to voluntarily, correctly and economically comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • How to communicate using ‘People First Language’ and perspective that respects people of all abilities

Speaking on ADA Compliance: The Nuts & Bolts of Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has set in motion measures for accessibility and reasonable accommodations in the workplace, and in many aspects of community life. Monica outlines ways to achieve compliance reasonably and economically, and explains how to create an atmosphere of inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities.

Speaking on Bedside Manner: The Nuts & Bolts of Providing Medical Care to Patients with Disabilities

Learn how, as a medical professional of any specialty, to provide holistic care to patients with disabilities. It’s not just about making your practice physically accessible. While that is a huge factor, how you interact with your patients with disabilities and how to include caregivers and families appropriately are vital to strengthening trust and communication between you and your valuable patient as part of a winning care team.

Speaking on Disability-Friendly Customer Relations: The Nuts & Bolts of Barrier-Free Customer Service

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has set in motion measures for accessibility and reasonable accommodations in public places, especially stores, restaurants, etc. I will carefully lay out ways to achieve compliance reasonably and economically, and explain how retail service providers can create an atmosphere of ‘your business and money are always welcome’ for customers with disabilities.

Contact me today for more information or to schedule a speaking engagement. Here’s to a work environment and community that want to move #beyondlimits.

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