New Name, Same Mission

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Disability: In Greater Wichita

We are proud to announce our new name and brand, Disability:IN Greater Wichita.
We welcome the new opportunity to tell our story and engage more people in our mission.

Our Vision

An inclusive local & global economy where people with disabilities participate fully and meaningfully.

Shared Commitment

To collaborate with purpose to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities, to inspire accessible innovation for all, and to foster cultures of inclusion.

Our purpose

We empower business to achieve disability inclusion and equality.

Our Story

Our story started with the common misperception that people with disabilities could not work. Our roots stem from government, with ties to the Americans with Disabilities Act, but soon realized without an active collaboration with corporate America, people with disabilities would never be able to participate fully, nor meaningfully, in business.

Disability:IN, formerly the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Our growing network of over 160 corporations represent businesses that are committed to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities. Our organization along with 50 Affiliates serve as the collective voice to expand our efforts from local to global. Together we have helped businesses attract more than 8,000 talented candidates with disabilities, paving new ground in establishing best practices for disability inclusion in business.

Yet, despite these achievements, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities sits at 8.2%, about twice that of those without disabilities.

To propel business disability inclusion domestically and internationally, USBLN rebranded as Disability:IN. While the misperception of people with disabilities slowly erodes, other barriers remain such as unconscious bias, insufficient accessible technology, and non-inclusive supply chains.

Disability:IN represents a new era for disability inclusion in business. At the same time, the organization remains committed to building a stronger bridge between business and the disability communities.

Empower people. Challenge perceptions about disability and provide career opportunities, training, and mentorship for talent and entrepreneurs with disabilities.

Together we will:

  • Work together with purpose:

    Business has a competitive advantage when everybody is in, including talent with a disability. Nobody is out.

  • Inspire innovation that makes a difference:

    Share leading practices and help businesses accelerate disability inclusion through programs, tools and our Annual Conference. Further, recognize that at the intersection of innovation and inclusion lies accessibility, and without it, we can’t make a difference.

  • Empower people:

    Challenge perceptions about disability and provide career opportunities, training, and mentorship for talent and entrepreneurs with disabilities.

160 Corporate partners

With more than 160 corporate partners, a growing number of affiliates, and enduring alliances with LGBTQ individuals, Women, and People of Color, Disability:IN aims for the day when our organization is no longer needed.

  • Mindfulness in the Workplace

    Mindfulness in the Workplace

    Wednesday July 24, 2019

    Understand and experience the value of seeking out the
    pleasure in everyday life as a way to balance stress levels

    Understand how to practice mindful movement and to deepen
    the awareness of the body

    Learn self-care techniques to balance the body, mind and spirit

    Register at EventBrite

  • Workplace Compassion

    Workplace Compassion

    Wednesday August 28, 2019

    Understand how practicing kindness to self and others can help them to reduce stress levels and build more meaningful relationships

    Learn ways that an organization can foster more opportunities for compassion

    Register at EventBrite

  • Workplace Compassion

    Best Practices & Brews Mixer

    Date to be announced

    Come and enjoy yourself and meet your next great business contact at the Best Practices & Brews Mixer this September.

    There will be a Short experiential activity to get you thinking about your Best Practices. This activity will help you work more efficiently & also help retain employees.

  • FORUM 2019

    FORUM 2019

    Tuesday October 22, 2019
    • Strategies on disability inclusion in the workplace
    • Featuring Local Experts
    • Key note speaker
    • 4 breakout sessions
    • Mixer & Networking
    • Disability related displays & exhibition
  • VETERANS Best Practices & Brews Mixer

    VETERANS Best Practices & Brews Mixer

    Date to be announced

    Come and enjoy yourself and meet your next great business contact at the Best Practices & Brews Mixer this September.

    There will be a Short experiential activity to get you thinking about your Best Practices. This activity will help you work more efficiently & also help retain employees.

Disability:IN Greater Wichita Board of Directors

  • Chair
    Nikki Burris

    Center Industries

  • Vice Chair
    Mikayla Fink

    KS. Workforce Alliance

  • Secretary
    June Schneider

    KETCH

  • Treasurer
    Chris Stone

    Wichita State University

  • Executive Director
    Peter Daniels
  • Tawanda Johnson

    Certified Placement Services

  • Kent Venters

    Manpower

  • Joanna Kilgore

    Moxi Junction

  • Charles McClellan

    Foulston Siefkin LLP

  • Bryan Wilson

    USD 618

  • Jeannette Livingston

    Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization

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