The term “disability” is a misnomer. People who face additional challenges to do what others take for granted display grit and determination, and through their experiences learn empathy and problem-solving skills. These are exceptional abilities not shortcomings. People who are part of this unique community seek to be known for their contributions, rather than a physiological trait such as being blind, hearing impaired or unable to walk, or having mental health conditions.
Research shows that people with disabilities are unemployed or underemployed at higher rates than other workers. The need for advocacy and inclusion is paramount for this community to be empowered to reach their full potential, and that’s exactly what Ability at AbbVie aims to do.