Lincoln Employees with Disabilities (LED)

Lincoln Laboratory Employees with Disabilities (LED) GroupThe Lincoln Employees with Disabilities (LED) Employee Resource Group (ERG) is intended to support employees with disabilities at Lincoln Laboratory and create a work environment that is accessible to and inclusive of all. Additionally, the ERG is dedicated to supporting employees who have family members with disabilities.

LED addresses the challenges faced by employees with disabilties by

  • Supporting the recruitment of extremely talented individuals with disabilities across all staff categories­—technical, administrative and support
  • Eliminating barriers to the retention, development, and promotion of employees with disabilities at the Laboratory
  • Helping to foster an environment of inclusion by increasing awareness of the accomplishments of people with disabilities
Activities and Events:
LED hosts several activities throughout the year, including
  • Bi-monthly brown bag lunches
  • Guest speakers
  • Annual Americans with Disabiltiies Act (ADA) Celebration
  • Outreach activities with other ERGs
Lincoln Laboratory Employees DisabilitiesThe LED group held an event for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in July 2015. The event included a "chains for change" activity in which individuals made chain links out of construction paper. The paper chain symbolizes the metal chains that disability rights activists used to attach themselves to public buses and buildings during their fight for the ADA 25 years ago. The chain was sent to Easter Seals, a nonprofit, community-based health agency dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities attain greater independence, who displayed the chain in Boston Common during the city of Boston's ADA celebration.

 

LED is one of several employee resource groups at Lincoln Laboratory

For more information, please contact LED.

 

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