As usual, our Hearts of Glass events involved a variety of partners from across the nation including a school district in Washington State, a center for mental health and intellectual disabilities in Texas, and the largest employer in Minnesota.
For our event in Washington with the Washougal School District, our conversation focused on employment and futures. There was a similar focus to our lively conversation with a group of self-advocates in Texas who use services provided by the Transition Support Team at the Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities.
The Mayo Clinic and its disability-focused employee resource group MaxAbility have an incredible commitment to disability inclusion. For their event, they rallied amazing partners — The Arc Minnesota, Region 10 Quality Council, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, and Workforce Development, Inc. It was exciting to have Dr. Anjali Bhagra, Director of Mayo Clinic’s Office of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, on the panel.