Madison,
02
October
2019
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05:43 PM
America/Chicago

American Family welcomes disability advocate and entrepreneur Jason Corning

Wisconsin native to present as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Summary

Corning, who started firm to help companies support others who are DeafBlind, will present about workplace inclusion. 

American Family Insurance is recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which is October. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the goal of NDEAM is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "The Right Talent, Right Now." As part of this month, American Family has invited Jason Corning, a disability advocate and entrepreneur, who is DeafBlind, to present to employees at its headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, on Oct. 3. Jason will present about inclusion in the workplace and how organizations and companies can support people like him.

Jason, who has been deaf and blind since birth, is the founder of a startup called Three Monkeys Communication focused on helping others with disabilities and the organizations and companies that support them. Jason grew up in Wisconsin and attended the Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Wisconsin School for the Deaf. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and got a masters at Johns Hopkins. Before starting his Maryland-based company, he worked at the U.S. Department of Defense.

American Family Insurance recently became a charter member of DisabilityIN: Wisconsin, the local chapter of a national business-to-business network that strives to increase workforce diversity through the recruitment and hiring of employees with disabilities.

Jason’s visit is sponsored by American Family’s new Abilities Business Resource Group. The company’s four other business resource groups are LGBTQA, Multicultural, Veterans and Military Members and Women’s.

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About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance group is the nation's 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks No. 306 on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, primarily through its exclusive independent contractor agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General and Homesite) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the internet or by phone. Affiliate Main Street America sells insurance products through independent agents and affiliate Ameriprise Auto & Home sells through partners. Web www.amfam.com; Facebook www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter www.twitter.com/amfam.