In an effort to educate elementary, middle and high school students and their families about the disability community and the many contributions professionals who are differently-able make in society, Abel2 Nonprofit has partnered with the Graves Elementary School in the Meadowcreek Cluster of Gwinnett County Schools, to present Disability Career Day. The event is being held in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
The Disability Career Day will serve as a means of bringing heightened awareness to youth and adults about the versatility of skills and abilities found among people with disabilities. It will feature over 30 differently-able professionals from various industries. Groups of students and their families will learn about differently-able professionals in a type of “speed dating” format. There will be various professions and diverse disabilities represented, including an actor who uses a service dog; a visually impaired teacher, a dancer who is also an amputee, a singer who is also a quadriplegic, a comedian who is also playwright and minister born with cerebral palsy, a repeat gold and silver-winning Paralympian in swimming, etc.