Advocating for work with Judy Heumann

Everyone deserves the opportunity to work. As people with disabilities, some of us need to advocate for ourselves to get those opportunities. Learn the skills you need to advance your career from world-renowned disability rights advocate, Judy Heumann. Be a part of a greater disability movement, by sharing your story, and empowering others to share theirs.
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Advocating for work with Judy Heumann

Everyone deserves the opportunity to work. As people with disabilities, some of us need to advocate for ourselves to get those opportunities. Learn the skills you need to advance your career from world-renowned disability rights advocate, Judy Heumann. Be a part of a greater disability movement, by sharing your story, and empowering others to share theirs.
Take the course

Advocating for work with Judy Heumann

Everyone deserves the opportunity to work. As people with disabilities, some of us need to advocate for ourselves to get those opportunities. Learn the skills you need to advance your career from world-renowned disability rights advocate, Judy Heumann. Be a part of a greater disability movement, by sharing your story, and empowering others to share theirs.
Take the course

What you’ll learn in this course

  • How to advocate for yourself at work 

  • How to build confidence and work with others

  • How to manage others’ expectations and set your own

  • How to transfer your life skills to work skills

  • How to get the environment and/or accommodations that you need to thrive

  • Resume building and interview tips

What you’ll learn in this course

  • How to advocate for yourself at work

  • How to build confidence and work with others

  • How to manage others’ expectations and set your own

  • How to transfer your life skills to work skills

  • How to get the environment and/or accommodations that you need to thrive

  • Resume building and interview tips

Who is this course for?

This course is for people with disabilities, acquired or lifelong, visible or invisible, who want to work. Whether you’re entering the work sector for the first time or trying to get a promotion, this course will teach you how to gain access to new opportunities to advance your career. With the Advocating for work course, you’ll gain the confidence you need to communicate your strengths and needs to get the job you want.

Why advocating for work is important

The opportunity for employment is critical for all people. People with disabilities are underrepresented in many industries, including the tech sector. We know that representation matters. When disabled people advocate for work, they share the stories that are necessary to change their workplaces for the better. Only by working together to advocate for change, can we work towards more inclusive workplaces for everyone.

Who is this course for?

This course is for people with disabilities, acquired or lifelong, visible or invisible, who want to work. Whether you’re entering the work sector for the first time or trying to get a promotion, this course will teach you how to gain access to new opportunities to advance your career. With the Advocating for work course, you’ll gain the confidence you need to communicate your strengths and needs to get the job you want.

Why advocating for work is important

The opportunity for employment is critical for all people. People with disabilities are underrepresented in many industries, including the tech sector. We know that representation matters. When disabled people advocate for work, they share the stories that are necessary to change their workplaces for the better. Only by working together to advocate for change, can we work towards more inclusive workplaces for everyone.

Meet your instructor Judy Heumann

Judy is an internationally recognized disability rights activist across the United States and beyond. She is featured in the award-winning documentary Crip Camp and is the host of the podcast The Heumann Perspective.

Judy served in the Clinton administration as the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services at the United States Department of Education, and in the Obama administration as Special Advisor on International Disability Rights for the U.S. State Department. Judy has led disability rights advocacy with organizations such as Disabled in Action, the Center for Independent Living, The World Institute on Disability, and the World Bank.

Judy Heumann Headshot
Judy Heumann Headshot