Chemists with Disabilities

Everyone is welcome to join this subdivision, especially if you’re disabled or work with disabled professionals or students. Our common ground is our commitment to and support of the subdivision goals.

Contact disabilities@acsprof.org for more information.

Goals

  • Promote Inclusion, Advocacy, Recognition, Mentoring, Networking for American Chemical Society members who are, or work with, disabled chemists and aspiring chemical professionals
  • Educate the American Chemical Society, its members, employers of chemists, chemical educators, and science education leaders and policymakers about why overt inclusion, advocacy, recognition, and respect of disabled people is important – in curricular and pedagogical practices, learning and training settings, laboratory settings, career guidance, The Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment policy and practices, hiring/benefit practices, the workplace social environment in academic and industrial settings, diversity training, and diversity outreach
  • Collaborate with other organizations concerned about educational, workplace and career issues unique to disabled people and those who work with them

Why you should join

  • You want to be counted among the people who support the goals of this subdivision
  • You have ideas about how to achieve the subdivision goals and want to share them with us
  • You have leadership skills and experience and want to help us
  • You have insights/experience or interest in promoting inclusive diversity training and outreach for disabled chemists and aspiring chemical professionals
  • You want to learn about disability-related academic, workplace and career issues
  • You want to help make chemistry a more enlightened scientific field

How to get involved

  • Join the subdivision
  • Join the ACS Member Network Group called "Chemists with Disabilities" to stay informed
  • Join this website to contribute content to our blog
  • Answer all member needs surveys that come your way
  • Be willing to share and be a part of something
  • Contact the subdivision chair with comments, questions, and constructive criticism

Stay Informed

Find announcements at the ACS Member Network Group called "Chemists with Disabilities"