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Boston Bruins and employee with Down syndrome honored by Work Without Limits for advancing disability employment

Every day that John Dunleavy, a man with Down syndrome, comes to work for the Boston Bruins he has a smile on his face and a positive attitude. That approach has made an impression on the entire organization, and led UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits to honor John and the Bruins Oct. 27 for leadership in advancing workplace diversity and disability employment.

UMass Medical School's Work Without Limits to honor the Boston Bruins for leadership in hiring individuals with disabilities

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits will honor the Boston Bruins for their leadership in advancing workplace diversity by hiring individuals with disabilities. The award will be presented to the Bruins during the third annual Work Without Limits “Raise the Bar Hire!” Conference and Career Fair Oct. 27 and 28 at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood.

UMass Medical School joins celebrations marking the Americans with Disabilities Act’s 25th anniversary

In 1990, disability rights activists crawled up the steps of the U.S. Capitol to highlight the inaccessibility of the building to those with disabilities. This act of civil disobedience by Linda Long-Bellil and many other activists provided the impetus needed for Congress to pass stalled legislation aimed at prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities – the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Work Without Limits partners with Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development to increase employment of people with disabilities

Educating employers about hiring people with disabilities and training staff at state career centers to better serve this population is the goal of a partnership between UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

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