We are excited to offer a variety of monthly events for our community to network with one another, meet disability experts, and connect with employers hiring now!
UPCOMING EVENTS [HOSTED BY CHRONICALLY CAPABLE]
The following events are offered free to our community. We built Chronically Capable to be accessible for everyone, but we know that accessibility is an ongoing process. All events will be virtual and include Live Closed Captions for all attendees. If you have trouble accessing the site or our events, please email us here to let us know.
Community Meetup and Office Hours
Thursday October 14, 2021 at 5 pm CDT / 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST
Have a question regarding accommodations or disclosing your disability? Looking to meet new friends who also live with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities? Want to know how to make your resume stand out when applying to jobs?
Join us for Office Hours on October 14th at 6 pm EST. In honor of NDEAM 2021, we're hosting a community meet up with our founder Hannah Olson.
Weekly Mindfulness Series: Making Mindfulness Yours
Wednesday nights from Sept 29 -Nov 17, 2021 at7 pm CDT / 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST
In this 8 week class series, Noa Porten, a meditation and mindfulness teacher in training living with chronic illness, will demystify meditation and mindfulness with accessible practices that can serve as tools for living and working alongside chronic illness.
Each week Noa will host a one-hour class filled with group activities, creative exercises and discussions on how to cultivate present moment awareness and make it into a practice that can meet you where you’re at.
UPCOMING EVENTS [EXTERNAL + COMMUNITY EVENTS]
If you'd like to submit an upcoming event to our events roster, please email us here. In your email, please include event details (including the date/ time, ticket price, etc), registration link, accessibility offerings, and any other important information.
Lime Connect & TDP: Disclosure Webinar & Panel
Thursday October 27, 2021 at 8 pm EST/ 7 pm CDT/ 5pm PST
Please join Tech Disability Project and Lime Connect for a virtual event on disclosing a disability at work - Wednesday 10/27 at 5pm PT. Lime Connect staff will offer some programming about disclosure followed by a panel featuring TDP members
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing all the information you need to log in at the time of the event.
NDEAM celebrates both the past and present contributions of workers with disabilities in America. Importantly, NDEAM serves as a mechanism through which supportive and inclusive employment practices and policies for all workers, especially those who have a disability(s) can be showcased, advocated for, and encouraged.
Growing up with an invisible disability has taught me that there are some people who are ignorant, unaware they are exhibiting audist behaviors. It’s because the hearing person has never met a deaf person before and will try to walk away because they don’t know how to interact with them. People who don’t feel comfortable have a tendency to get away from something so they don’t have to deal with it. That can be frustrating for deaf people.
Empathy is something that I believe is truly lacking in today’s society. “It’s gotten harder to empathize; that’s why it’s so important we work at it. Luckily, we can.” says Jamil Zaki in this UC Berkley article, 'In a Divided World, We Need to Choose Empathy'. The article discusses the hard truths surrounding empathy, supported by real-life examples and proven facts about how it can help us all.
I will never forget November 19th, 2019. My new rheumatologist broke the news this way: “I bet you have been told your entire life that your weight was the cause of your back pain. I want you to know it wasn’t, although weight loss can certainly help. We see the damage, and you were right - you have Ankylosing Spondylitis.”
As the weather heats up and we feel the urge to travel, I want to share some tips that have helped me keep my anxiety at bay while away from home. Many mental health illnesses flare up when we are away from home because we are naturally out of our comfort zone.
Existing as a disabled woman in the workplace, we face any number of barriers to getting our jobs done but none more painful and avoidable than the ignorance of our peers.
I knew I was an actor before I knew I was Autistic. I started acting at 11 years old, but I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 22.
There are many misconceptions about the lives of those of us who live with CP. I hope to help someone who may be living, loving, or just learning about Cerebral Palsy.
While many of us know the benefits of closed captions, many Zoom users still have not enabled closed captions. While this used to only be offer to 'paid' Zoom accounts, the company announced earlier this year that closed captions would be available to all Zoom users, regardless of plan type.