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.”
Weaver works hard to keep its business divisions thriving so our employees with disabilities can have a place to find fulfillment. Our campaign this year is titled, “It’s More Than a Job.” The reason why we say this is because many of our employees with disabilities look at their work as something more than a paycheck. Their job provides them with community, socialization, a sense of belonging and opportunities to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
During this time of uncertainty, Weaver wanted to ensure that our employees felt connected, so we created a Facebook group to offer a platform for communicating with coworkers and supervisors. It was evident in the group how much people missed being able to attend work during the COVID-related shutdown.
Weaver has several business divisions. Those divisions run and operate like businesses and people with developmental disabilities work for them. Some of the work they do includes:
Each division is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities by providing them with vocational training and opportunities for employment.
Weaver works with businesses to assist them in identifying opportunities for diversity by including employees with disabilities in their workforce. who will perform their jobs at a maximum level. Because of how clients view their positions, they can be some of the best employees. And during a time when businesses need to re-open and get operations running smoothly again, Weaver wants to help them by identifying areas where clients can help the most.Learn More »
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 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.
The “It’s More Than a Job” campaign proved the importance of purpose and community.