Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

Apraxia Kids is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our staff and volunteers invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and organization’s achievements, as well.

We embrace and encourage our differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our apraxia community unique.

Apraxia Kids diversity initiatives are applicable to the whole of the organization, including but not limited to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation.
  • Teamwork and participation, permitting the representation of all groups and perspectives.
  • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.

Contributions from Apraxia Kids’ staff, and volunteers to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for the diversity.

All staff and volunteers of Apraxia Kids have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All staff and volunteers are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored and participative events. All employees are also required to attend and complete annual diversity awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfill this responsibility.

Any staff member found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject to disciplinary action.  Any volunteers found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be prohibited from serving as a volunteer in the future or attending any Apraxia Kids event.

Staff and volunteers who believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the company’s diversity policy and initiatives should seek assistance from a supervisor, Executive Director, or member of the Board of Directors. Please visit www.apraxia-kids.org/contact-us for more information.