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CJE SeniorLife + RespectAbility: Implicit Bias in Disability Employment

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CJE SeniorLife partnered with RespectAbility to put on this JDAIM event. The program challenged attendees to look at the implicit bias that organizations communicate from basic website design, employment applications, job descriptions and throughout the entire job application process. The program highlighted what a person with a disability experiences before they even consider applying to an organization and what can be done to advocate for the hiring and retention of more people with disabilities.

Moderator: Justin Cooper, Filmmaker, Artist, Disability Advocate
Speaker: Michelle Friedman, MA, Keshet Board Chairperson, Life Coach, Disability Advocate

This free program provided 1 free CEU for Illinois professionals with the following licenses: LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC, QIDP. This program also met the mandate for Cultural Competency.

This program was intended for professionals who influence hiring and organizational culture as well as all interested community members but especially adults with disabilities, older adults, family members, students, and professionals.

Policy, Advocacy and You. Date and time of event. Logos of sponsoring organizations. Headshots of Michelle Friedman and Justin Cooper

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Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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