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Abilities Employee Network

Supporting and raising awareness for those with disabilities

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The Abilities network strives to foster an environment that supports professionals with disabilities, and/or those who have children or other dependents with special needs, as they build their careers at RSM. It works to raise awareness about the unique needs and talents of individuals with disabilities and promotes fair treatment among all our employees. The network also supports recruiting and hiring individuals who will better our firm, regardless of their abilities.

The network focuses on three areas:

  • Sensory: targeting individuals who are challenged with hearing, sight or other sensory needs
  • Mobility and environmental: targeting individuals who require an assisted device such as crutches or wheelchairs, for mobility, and individuals with conditions such as diabetes or lupus, whose special diets or medications might affect their ability to reach their full potential in an office environment
  • Cognitive challenges: targets individuals with autism, Down's syndrome, traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder 

Empowering persons with disabilities

This year’s International Day of Disabled Persons theme is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality."

  • December 03, 2018

RSM recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Observed each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities.

Embracing differences leads to innovation

Two entrepreneurs served as panelists for an event held by RSM to spread awareness about entrepreneurship and people with disabilities.

Here she comes…Ms. Wheelchair America

RSM’s Allison Merriam, reigning Ms. Wheelchair America Kansas, shares thoughts on how RSM’s Abilities ENG has helped promote her platform.

2018 Autism Awareness Month

RSM client helps build inclusive workplaces. What would a workforce that includes more people affected by ASD look like?