Hello. It has been about a week since I last posted a blog, and I decided to start the new year with one which was posted on the International Day of persons with Disabilities on December 3, 2018, on why employers should employ people with disabilities.
So, I’m beginning the year here with a mataphorical bang!
Let’s hope we even see people with acquired cognitive disabilities due to dementia being employed not just to do things like host customers into a supermarket, but in the projects and initiatives that actually impact them…
My hypothesis is that, until society does this, the stigma, discrimination and continuing breaches of our most basic rights will continue, and it is probably one of the major reasons stigma and discrimination, as well as isolation and loneliness are still being experienced by most people with dementia.
“The inclusion of workers with disabilities across all industries and at all levels of a company is not only a matter of human rights but also a matter of business success,” says award-winning actress, Marlee Matlin, who’s part of the ILO’s work on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the world of work.