Different Abilities

Different Abilities

The goal of this community or “rope team is to give you access to meaningful connections, opportunities, resources and experiences that help you navigate obstacles that may arise along your personal and professional journey. It is designed to support diverse members of non-majority groups who encounter unique challenges throughout their personal, social, academic and professional development. This community recognizes, appreciates, celebrates, promotes, and supports each individual because of their diversity and contributions. We call them “rope teams” because these communities, as many as you are interested in accessing, are here to support your student and alum journey as well as to provide you with an opportunity to support the journey of those you want to help succeed.     

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Celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities with Us

December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day meant to raise awareness about the experience and circumstances of people with disabilities in their lives. Join the Center for Social Justice and the Different Abilities Rope Team as …

PAMELA JIMENEZ Program Director for the Center for Social Justice
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What Autistic Employees Actually Want Their Coworkers to Know and Do

I learned the art of instant personality change early in my career. As a bookstore manager in my early 20s, I would morph from a quiet loner-with-a-book into an outgoing, social person-in-charge each time I walked through the glass doors …

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Living with Chronic Illness or Disability | Know Your Strengths

The job search is already an anxiety-inducing endeavor, but it can also be demoralizing when you live with chronic illness or disability. You may be unsure of whether or not to disclose your health status from the get-go and, if …

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One Excelsior Staff Member’s Perspective on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

No matter what your role at Excelsior, you have an opportunity to support our mission to work towards justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Tom Danz (he/him/his) is a Senior Research Analyst at Excelsior who is passionate about JEDI initiatives.

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Mary [uConnect] Customer Success Manager
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How Scheduling Smarter Can Help Own Your Anxiety at the Office

The following is an excerpt from Own Your Anxiety: 99 Ways to Channel Your Secret Edge by Julian Brass.

You've probably had times like this: crazy busy weeks when anxiety rises in you and takes over. Or maybe you get …

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World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2023

  “Our minds, our rights”


PAMELA JIMENEZ Program Director for the Center for Social Justice
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