October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month – you are now aware of this concept. But let’s go deeper. We need to get past awareness, we need to think about our collective contributions to the solution.
Joining me today are Megan Gausemel, Director of Awareness Planning and Operations at Special Olympics International and Ben Collins, 40-year Special Olympic athlete, and the first athlete with a intellectual disability to be hired at Special Olympics headquarters – that what was 29 years ago.
When I was first introduced to Ben, the last line of his bio nearly made me cry, he said, “If I didn’t have Special Olympics in my life I would be sitting at home or on the sidelines doing nothing at all.”