October is Disability Employment Month!

“Presume competence. And what we mean by presuming competence is when you meet a person with a disability you assume they are capable. Don’t assume that someone can or can’t do things but make sure they tell you what they need for accommodations and give them the chance to be in the driver’s seat.” –Max Barrows, Green Mountain Self-Advocates

Max Barrows, a Black man wearing a white checked shirt and a black tie with his hand on a microphone, presenting at the SABE conference
Max Barrows presenting at the SABE conference

“When workers depend on tips for almost three-quarters of their income, the consequence is that customers’ whims can effectively control tipped workers’ earnings and livelihood. This power imbalance leaves women, workers of color, disabled workers, and other historically marginalized workers particularly vulnerable to economic precarity and other injustices in these jobs.” (from the Center for American Progress report, Ending the Tipped Minimum Wage Will Reduce Poverty and Inequality)

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The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in school, work, health care and community activities.