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Disability Employment Awareness Month: 'Expanding Our Lens for Inclusion'

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

National Disability Employment Awareness Month was created to recognize the important contributions that people living with disabilities make to the workplace and the overall economy.  This year’s theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion." As Washington University School of Medicine continues to our journey toward inclusive excellence we must better understand and actively include people living with disabilities in our community.  This event will start with the President of Paraquad, Aimee Wehmeier, presenting information about the number of people with disabilities in the workforce, why representation is important and what organizations can do to increase representation. She will also discuss the importance of an inclusive culture. Aimee will then moderate a discussion with a panel of individuals living with both visible and invisible disabilities in the workforce.  Panelists will share some of their experiences and discuss existing challenges.  Panelists will discuss what each of us can do to address those challenges and  intentionally foster a sense of belonging and inclusion for folks with disabilities at Washington University School of Medicine.

Please register to attend this event.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


School of Medicine


Humanities & Society, Medicine & Health



Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Event Contact

Valerie Joyner

Speaker Information

Aimee Wehmeier earned a Bachelor of Educational Studies from the University of Missouri and an MBA from William Woods University. Aimee serves on the Missouri Foundation for Health and Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council Board of Directors, the Washington University Occupational Therapy and MO Better Foundation Advisory Boards, and the COVID-19 Regional Response Team Steering Committee. Wehmeier was recognized in the 2015 Class of Diverse Business Leader and 2018 Class of Most Influential Business Women by the St. Louis Business Journal.

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