Virginia Ability is a non-profit association focused on improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities. We Educate businesses on the proven benefits of hiring qualified individuals with disabilities to their organization, Cultivate business and community employment resource partnerships to
connect workforce talent with job opportunities, and Empower businesses to make a positive and lasting impact on Virginia’s workforce and economy.
Employers must be engaged in and champion cutting-edge disability recruitment and hiring strategies, not as charity or marketing, but because it’s smart business.
We offer programs on disability inclusion, leadership strategies, best practices, business success stories, overcoming challenges, and much more. Join us to meet and network with other Virginia employers to share best practices for recruiting, hiring and supporting diverse talent in the workplace.
Virginia Ability Annual ADA Update (July) - In our current employment climate, it’s important to stay informed on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that prohibits discrimination in all aspect of life on the basis of disability. Free in-person Lunch & Learn annual program. HR professionals can earn
1.0 hours of SHRM continuing education credits for their attendance.
Engage to Act Seminars (Quarterly) We gather business and community leaders together to hear from game-changers in the field and to share best practices while networking with peers from across the region. Our disAbility Employee Resource Group Network sessions focus on leveraging the voice of those diverse individuals often underrepresented in the organization.
Annual Virginia Ability Forum (October) - October 2022 is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation,” recognizing the vital role people with disabilities play in
making the nation’s workforce diverse and inclusive.