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Our monthly webinars/phone conferences called, TUESDAY TALKS, are a great way to start your engagement with Disability:IN Pennsylvania and involve others from your organization.  TUESDAY TALKS allow companies from across the state and country to quickly learn about a valuable resource or success story related to the employment of people with disabilities. These monthly phone calls are currently provided at no cost to the attendees and are scheduled on the second Tuesday of every month from 12-1 p.m. EST.


During TUESDAY TALKS, businesses are able to have discussions with their peers about topics that address: ideas for accommodations; ways to improve recruitment and/or retention; ideas for becoming a company of choice for employees and customers; strategies for compliance; financial incentives available to businesses; and more!


Just email Disability:IN Pennsylvania to receive the full list of upcoming topics scheduled for TUESDAY TALKS this year and receive the connection details.


Upcoming Topics are:​​

  • December 8, 2020- Tuesday Talk Takeaways From 2020- If you missed joining our other Tuesday Talk discussions in 2020, December’s webinar will give attendees a recap of the year with some of the top tips and resources covered. Feel free to bring additional questions to this conversation or email them ahead of time.  If we can't address your question in the webinar, we can handle outside of this Tuesday Talk.

Past Topics Below.  Click on Topic Name for Link to Recordings.  Contact Disability:IN Pennsylvania  if you need an alternate format to follow the presentation. Recordings after April 2018 are already captioned.

RECORDINGS FROM PAST YEARS ARE ARCHIVED HERE:  2020 , 2019 , 2018 , 2017 , 2016

  • January 14, 2020-  Creating a More Inclusive Culture- Allison Fantine, VP - HR Compliance Manager of TD Bank shared some best practices your company can follow to encourage a culture of inclusion and self disclosure.


  • February 11, 2020-  Common Questions from Employers and Employees- Stacy Kyle, Project Director of Disability:IN Pennsylvania, led a discussion about the most common questions including : Can we request medical documentation ?; How do we get started? ; Where can I find qualified candidates with disabilities?; and more.

  • March 10, 2020 - Going Beyond Typical Recruitment Resources- Attendees explored and shared a few resources and/or organizations that may be able to give you greater visibility and help you identify candidates now or build a pipeline for tomorrow.  Please feel free to share at least one non-traditional resource/organization which has proven successful for you. We all can learn from each other. Resource Takeaway


  • May 12, 2020- Telework- This discussion was led by Tracie DeFreitas, a Lead Consultant for the Job Accommodation Network.  This discussion is timely given the shift in many work methods due to COVID.  A lot of resources and guidance were shared in the PPT saved here... TELEWORK Powerpoint

  • October 13, 2020- Accessibility Strategies for Digital Inclusion...including Social Media-  Presenters were Janet Fiore, The Sierra Group, and Sarah Dams, Sarott Design. These experts talked about common issues with accessibility within Social Media and digital documents. Attendees learned tips for getting messages about employment, services and products out to everyone!

  • November 10, 2020- Strategies for Recruitment and Onboarding Success in Neurodiversity Hiring Initiatives- Our speaker was Marcelle Ciampi, M.Ed., Outreach Specialist for Ultranauts Inc., an engineering company with an autism-hiring initiative. She shared strategies for recruiting job seekers and supporting employees on the autism spectrum. A well-received autistic advocate, author, and educator, Marcelle (aka Samantha Craft) provided unique insights you won't find anywhere else. We explored proven approaches to attracting an untapped talent pool of job candidates and how to promote a positive workplace culture to retain a cognitively-diverse workforce.


    Ultranauts ( ) is a company which provides a full suite of software and data quality engineering 

    services to Fortune 500 and startup clients. They have built the world’s first fully remote workplace for neurodiverse talent.

    Today,  there are Ultranauts working in 20 states across the U.S., 75% of whom are on the autism spectrum, and many of

    whom have heightened abilities that are a perfect match for quality engineering. 

Click Here to Join Disability:IN Pennsylvania ...going to this external site will allow you to share your contact information with us and state your needs.

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