Introducing Club Capable
As you may know, we launched our State of Work Survey in Fall 2020 to learn about how we could best serve you and the broader chronically ill/ disabled community. We received hundreds of responses 🤯 (wow, our community is awesome!!)
Over 80% of our community asked for a network of like-minded professionals. So, we decided to bring that network to you!
Club Capable was designed to be a space for discovering and connecting with others in our community. Club Capable is the first community designed for chronically ill and disabled professionals to get advice, seek help navigating a job search, and access exclusive events and resources.
Why you should join us:
- Make friends who “get it”
- Access curated resources, news, events, and career advice
- Be the first to view new job postings
- Get daily support to thrive in your career
- and so much more!
Best of all? It's FREE for Chronically Capable members! To get started, simply login to your Chronically Capable account and click the "Club Capable" tab in your dashboard.
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.
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.
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.
At Chronically Capable, we’ve always been committed to creating equal opportunities for the chronic illness and disability community to find and retain meaningful work. That’s why we are proud to not only support NDEAM 2021, but to offer events and resources for both job seekers and employers to join us in our efforts to create a more inclusive workplace for all.
Interviews are stressful for everyone! We all get the pre-interview jitters and second guess ourselves. Being prepared is key! We hope the below tips will equip you to ace your next interview and can provide you with a fresh sense of hope.