The National Down Syndrome Society and Voya Cares® to Provide $55,000 in Grants for Entrepreneurs With Down Syndrome (opens new window)
Three $10,000 grants and one $25,000 grant will be awarded this October, in celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month. They will be part of a “Go Orange” awareness campaign by NDSS and Voya Cares to boost the national conversation about the need for greater employment opportunities for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities.
 
Caring for caregivers during COVID-19
Effects of pandemic amplified for caregivers
 
COVID-19 Tips for the Special Needs and Disabilities Community
Voya Cares discusses a few of the ways in which the lives of those in the special needs community are being disrupted — and tips on how to address them.
 
Voya Cares® Recognized by Two Nonprofits for Cultivating a More Disability-Inclusive Society (opens new window)
Voya Cares® was recognized by National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and Creative Spirit during their recent annual galas in New York.
 
Busting the myths around disability inclusive workplaces (opens new window)
Heather Lavallee, president of tax exempt markets and leader of the Voya Cares team, connected with Employee Benefit News to discuss Voya’s commitment to disability inclusion and why employers should be more open to hiring from this talent pool.
 
Share Kindness
Beginning on World Kindness Day, Voya Financial wants to share the message of kindness reflected in eight-year-old Lily Allison’s book on anti-bullying, BE KIND, Silly: A Child’s Quest for a Kinder World.
 
Thank you caregivers (opens new window)
November is known for football, Thanksgiving and — National Family Caregivers Month, which is a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of caregivers and show our appreciation of their tireless efforts.
 
ABLE accounts can help employers with inclusion (opens new window)
How employers can incorporate ABLE accounts into their benefits programs in order to help attract and retain quality employees. In doing so, they can make progress in financial inclusion and help all employees save for their own financial goals.
 
Employee Benefit News (opens new window)
EBN shines a light on Wellthy, a caregiving benefit company founded by Lindsay Jurist-Rosner who spent decades caring for her chronically-ill mother. Wellthy’s caregiving benefit is catching on in the workplace with companies including Voya Financial now offering the benefit to its employees and employer clients.
 
Disability is not a barrier (opens new window)
USA Today recently published an article featuring Voya, on how "disability is not a barrier," as companies increasingly look to foster a diverse and inclusive workforce to gain a competitive edge in the market.
 
You’re missing out by not hiring workers with autism. Here’s how to ensure they thrive at work (opens in new window)
Companies seek a competitive edge by hiring talented people; yet, many capable workers are overlooked because they have autism. Fortunately, recent research has provided us with many strategies to make workplaces more inclusive.
 
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