Americans with disabilities make up one of the largest groups in the United States. The ABLE ERG’s goal is to provide opportunities for all employees who are impacted by disabilities and to come together to Achieve a Better Life/Work Environment.
All employees interested in learning more about living, working and supporting others with disabilities are encouraged to join and participate in the ABLE ERG. These disabilities may include:
- Mental or physical impairments;
- Chronic illnesses, or other health issues, whether temporary or permanent; and
- Caregivers of parents and/or persons with disabilities
The ABLE ERG organizes an annual Wellness Fair, and has arranged for a company to provide chair massages (for a fee) for employees at CCW. In addition, the ABLE ERG has brought in educational speakers on topics that include: understanding diabetes, heart disease prevention tips, Gilda’s Club, Journey Mental Health, and how to improve your sleep habits. The group has also coordinated grocery store tours with a registered dietitian, and raised the awareness of autism and diabetes with employee spotlights on the TDS StarPoint page.