(This event is rescheduled to December) Inclusive Hiring Practices with Anixter Center
Workshop will take place over Zoom.
Learning Objectives: • Attendees will gain an increased awareness and understanding of people in our community who communicate differently. • Attendees will gain a basic knowledge about best practices in making their hiring practices and workplaces more inclusive. • Attendees will gain the ability to engage in fruitful conversations and interactions with the entire community. • Attendees will obtain community resources for future learning and community influence.
Learning Plan: • Find out more about Anixter and the services we provide • Reflect upon current practices when interacting with people who communicate differently • Person-Centered Approach and Inclusivity vs. ADA Compliance • Overview of Intellectual and/or Developmental disabilities (I/DDs), including autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). • Overview of Mental Illness (MI) and some specific mental health conditions • Overview of Deafness, DeafBlindness, and Hard-of-Hearing, with a special focus on Deaf culture. Communication options and approaches to increase accessibility through inclusivity • Making a workplace culture inclusive of people who have I/DD, MI, and/or people in the Deaf community • Staying informed and spreading awareness, promoting inclusivity in staff recruitment and workplace culture • Discussion - what can attendees do today to make their business/organization more inclusive • Resource sharing