The official theme for this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion. Throughout the month, we’ll hear from members of the SMA community about their different experiences and advice through community spotlights and guests posts.
Many adults with SMA pursue post-graduate degrees, entrepreneurship, corporate jobs, and government and nonprofit work. While they face certain challenges when finding jobs, they also have seen tremendous success in the workforce and add great value to any company. Still, the U.S., the unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities is regularly twice as high than for individuals without disabilities in 2019. It’s crucial to discuss disability employment issues and gaps people with SMA may face. It’s also important to celebrate the progress we’ve made.
Thanks to new treatments and a better standard of care, people with SMA are living longer and stronger. Cure SMA understands the need for more information, services, and support for adults living with SMA.
Join the conversation! As COVID-19 continues, we want to hear about the impact COVID-19 has had on your work or employment opportunities. Are you job hunting or have tips and tricks on how to land a job? What have been the biggest wins or challenges you’ve faced in the workplace? How has your career been impacted by COVID-19? Email us at [email protected]!