Friday, March 24, 2017

Five Ways To Be A Better Workplace Ally To Your Colleague With Down’s Syndrome - HUFFINGTON POST

by Hayley Goleniowska
Originally published: March 22, 2017

The Down’s Syndrome Association WorkFit Programme gives advice on how employees can better support a work colleague with Down’s syndrome.

In the past decade, societal and workplace attitudes towards individuals with Down’s syndrome have made positive strides forwards, but there’s still room for improvement. For employers and their workforce, being equipped with the knowledge and understanding of how to better support a colleague with the condition is at the heart of the matter.

In fact, it’s key to achieving an inclusive work environment.

Today, many companies’ perception of Down’s syndrome has advanced significantly and savvy employers realise the numerous advantages of employing individuals with Down’s syndrome and the huge contribution they can make to the business.