Celebrating Dedication and Passion: Rachel Hurst and Eric Harris

Rachel Hurst and Eric Harris embody Weaver Industries' dedication to supporting individuals with disabilities. Rachel, board chair, brings experience and commitment, while Eric, a Direct Support Professional, ensures client support and business efficiency. Both reflect Weaver's values of kindness and inclusion, driving towards a brighter future.

Inclusive Advocacy in DD Awareness Month

Developmental Disability Month is here, and it's time to discuss why it is important to advocate for inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities! Spreading awareness and celebrating is one of the best ways to start!

Fortify Your Business Using Weaver SecurShred

Want to learn how to properly protect your business information from security risks? This blog contains helpful practices and information that can prepare you and your business for security breaches. By implementing these practices, your business can be better prepared.

Impacts of Donations and Tax Deductions

Personal finances can be stressful for everyone, but with the right amount of help from Weaver Industries, people with developmental disabilities will feel more supported with gaining financially.

Supporting Those with Developmental Disabilities

By educating yourself on the different ways you can support individuals with developmental disabilities, you can have a larger impact on the community around you.

Enhancing Business Inclusivity Through Collaboration

Collaboration between businesses and disability organizations is one of the best ways to influence diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

The Power of Family Support

Family support can help individuals with disabilities with their journey to success. Not only does family support give these individuals the motivation to work hard, but the support can also help with many qualities such as self-awareness, proactivity, perseverance and more!

How to Support Employees with Developmental Disabilities

Making adjustments for employees with developmental disabilities is a crucial step in creating a supportive environment. In this blog, we explore the different ways you can implement a more supportive and inclusive work environment for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Best Practices for Employees Working in Developmental Disabilities

A few easy and simple practices to help embrace the developmental disability community within the workforce. Instilling a supportive and inclusive environment can positively empower employees when performing their daily tasks.

Assistive Technology in the Workplace

Assistive technology assists individuals with disabilities in accomplishing tasks. Available in various forms, these technologies highlight what can be achieved. This blog post focuses on assistive technology in work environments, uncovering its benefits for individuals with disabilities.

Closing the Employment Gap for Individuals with Disabilities

Many employers today question how hiring individuals with disabilities will affect their business. Weaver Industries helps answer any questions between employers and potential employees with disabilities.

Why Your Employees are Everything to Your Business

The success of your business is greatly influenced by productivity, customer satisfaction, reputation and an employee-centered culture. These elements are crucial for fostering a supportive work environment, improving employee engagement and boosting client loyalty.

Weaver Celebrates Inclusion Day 2023

The month of March was Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. We devoted it to creating more inclusion with groups throughout Weaver. Inclusion is “creating a place where everyone feels valued and can contribute.” Weaver focused on creating an atmosphere where people with disabilities could celebrate inclusion by wearing orange and participating in activities.

DD Awareness Month: Why Inclusion Matters

March is DD Awareness Month, and Weaver is raising awareness about including people with disabilities in all areas of the community. Inclusion means creating a place where everyone feels valued and can contribute.

How to Maximize Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

While companies have made efforts to improve the workplace for those with disabilities, it is still not enough. Businesses must start evaluating their operations and looking for opportunities to include everyone. Qualified people come in many forms, and companies must create a supportive environment for all people.

Spotlighting What’s Next: “Making a Difference”

Weaver has been spotlighting areas of business that have helped maximize impact and grow the mission. One of those areas is our employees, such as our Direct Support Professionals.

Why Hire a Person with Developmental Disabilities

Many people wonder how disability accommodations will affect their businesses. Will these accommodations add cost? Will they reduce efficiency? The list goes on, and these are valid questions.

Weaver Success Stories: Community Placements

We love hearing how our clients excel after finding positions of employment within the community.

Some of the Biggest Achievements from Those with Disabilities

Throughout history, there have been many people with disabilities who have had much success and achieved incredible things. Yet, so often, those with disabilities are put in a box, and people create a stigma surrounding what they can and cannot do for themselves and others. However, these people with disabilities are showing the world that they cannot be put in a box.

NDEAM: A Reminder of Inclusivity

Myths and stereotypes continue to create barriers for those with disabilities seeking employment. In honor of National Disability Awareness Month, we are reminding everyone of the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities by raising awareness of disability employment issues. One of those issues is an inclusive business environment for everyone.

Spotlighting What’s Next: “Growing Together”

Weaver has celebrated 50 years of growing an impact throughout the community. From new programs to initiatives, we have taken the time to spotlight areas of business that have helped us fulfill our mission and maximize our impact. One of those areas is our employees.

What It Means to Be Accessible

Accessibility is heard and seen a lot these days. But do you understand what it means?

Famous Actors and Actresses Who are Making a Difference

With the increased support for inclusion and strong mental health, actors and actresses have begun to open up about the struggles they faced individually. In addition, many celebrities raised funds and awareness for a cause close to their hearts.

Weaver Feels Humbled to Service Camp Garfield

Weaver EarthCare places the highest honor on the responsibility of maintaining the grounds at Camp Garfield.

The Rise of Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Employment and personal goals can only be achieved when there are opportunities for people with disabilities. It’s through education, resources or employment that those with disabilities can gain support and guidance to help them succeed.

How to Support and Advocate for People with Disabilities

The self-esteem and performance of people with disabilities is greatly impacted by peers and co-workers. That’s why we must make it a priority to support people with disabilities. This blog post will discuss some of the high-level ways you can help make a difference.

Weaver Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. It’s a time for everyone to share ideas, experiences, and knowledge. We use this day to share our collective understanding of inclusion. World Down Syndrome Day is an occasion to empower others to advocate for people with Down syndrome, along with other disabilities.

Weaver’s 2021 New Board Members

Learn why the Board of Directors is extremely important in achieving Weaver’s mission, which is to maximize the independence and personal fulfillment of individuals with disabilities through community, business, and family partnerships.

Why It's Important to Raise Awareness Around Disabilities

Due to the stereotypes and discrimination surrounding people with disabilities in our community, the biggest roadblock is other people. Learn about why it's important to raise awareness around disabilities in this blog post.

What is Developmental Disability?

What is developmental disability exactly? The textbook answer says it’s a group of conditions that happen from impairment within physical, learning, language or behavior. Learn more by reading this blog post.

How Inclusion Adds Value to the Workplace

The “It’s More Than a Job” campaign proved the importance of purpose and community.

Weaver’s Executive Director Speaks at Ohio Senate Health Committee

Our Executive Director Jeff Johnson was invited to provide testimony before the Ohio Senate Health Committee on the House Bill 110, which is set to create budget appropriations for FY 2022-2023.

Weaver Employee Represents Ohio at Special Olympics Capitol Hill Day

Seth, a Weaver Community Employment employee who works at The Schaeffler Group, has always been very active in his community. Learn how he represents Ohio at Special Olympics Capital Hill Day.

We are Weaver

If there is one thing we can take away from 2020, it is the concept of “unity.” This past year has been difficult for many; but, as Weaver continues to work through it, we truly believe that we are all “In This Together.”

A Look at Entrepreneurship During COVID-19

Businesses everywhere have been changing their go-to-market strategies because of COVID-19. In fact, some are still trying to recover from the lockdown. Weaver is no exception. But what you didn’t know is that Weaver thrives on entrepreneurship.

Weaver’s Board Chair Pleasantly Surprised by Innovation

Christine Kemmerling, customer service director for Swagelok, joined the Weaver Board of Directors in 2016. Learn about her experience by reading this blog post.

Jeff Johnson Discusses COVID’s Impact on Non-Profits

Listen to Executive Director Jeff Johnson speak about how to lead non-profits through a time of crisis.

Re-Open Delay: ProPak

We stated in our earlier email that our intent was to re-open our ProPak locations beginning on Monday, June 8th, 2020. Unfortunately, due to various transportation restrictions coming from the state we are unable to open on the 8th.

ProPak Clients, Families and SSAs

We would like to communicate a general update on the status of having clients return to work in our ProPak Packaging and Assembly division of Weaver Industries.

Weaver Updates Due to Coronavirus

With global concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our number one priority at Weaver Industries is protecting and preserving the health and safety of our clients, staff and our communities.

COVID-19: Clients, Families and SSAs

Learn about our line of defense. We have put together some guidelines and measures to decrease exposure and prevent future spread of the virus.

It's More Than a Job...

At the end of the day, we believe that "It's More Than a Job." In honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we want to share with you the transformation we have seen in our clients.