Advocates are encouraging those in the workforce with disabilities to get a visit from their state lawmaker while on-the-job. The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities is sponsoring the first ever “Take Your Legislator To Work Day in Wisconsin” during the month of October. For those interested, the BPDD will contact legislators and help with logistics.
Advocates are hoping to dispel myths that workers with disabilities are expensive to accommodate.
“We think by getting our policy makers aware, that will trickle down to employers,” says Lisa Pugh with Disability Rights Wisconsin, a group involved with the effort. Pugh expects the effort to be “greatly successful.”
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month.