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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IBM’s Neurodiversity Advancement Initiative Supports Employees Revealing Their Authentic Self in the Workplace

In this episode of Work in Progress, I’m joined by Nat Lyckowski, the global neurodiversity advancement leader for tech giant IBM.

“Neurodiversity is a concept to respect and accept neurological differences as a natural part of human variation. Just like …

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The Employee’s Practical Guide to Requesting Accommodations

Asking for job accommodations can be difficult, especially if you’ve never done it before or believe that your accommodation might be “too cumbersome.” Luckily, the ADA has protections in place that might allow you to ask for more than you think. …

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Navigating Interviews When You Have a Disability

As businesses increase their hiring efforts post-pandemic, there’s been a notable uptick in the inclusion of workers with disabilities on their staff. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey reveals that the employment rate among adults with …

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Too Many Interests & Not Enough Follow Through? Try This

Struggling with “too many things” on your mind and not sure how to juggle all your interests? Especially for those with ADHD, managing multiple interests can be a challenge. In this video, we dive into a step-by-step guide on how …

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Setting Career Goals with a Disability

Every employee desires to do well at their job, value constructive criticism, welcome variety in their work, and strive for career advancement.  If you have a disability or are striving to better your career, individually setting professional goals or working …

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Disabilities Part 1: What is Disclosure?

In the first of our three part series on disabilities in the workplace, Lou Orslene of the Job Accommodation Network explains the process of disclosure; notifying your employer (or potential employer) of any medical condition that requires an accommodation in …

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Mentra empowers neurodivergent Software, UX, and Data professionals to find roles that best leverage their cognitive strengths. Neurodiversity includes all …


The interview process is notoriously nuanced and ambiguous. You could leave wondering if you’ve said something wrong, but you …

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