We visited Pramerica’s Letterkenny office to learn more about its ADAPT group and how it helps differently abled employees.
“It’s a network of employees that either themselves have a diverse ability, have a family member or a loved one with a diverse ability, or indeed they’re passionate allies of people with different abilities”.
That’s how Pramerica HR business partner Louise O’Donnell describes the company’s ADAPT group, which stands for Abled and Differently Abled Partnering Together.
When Siliconrepublic.com visited Pramerica’s office in Letterkenny, actuary Michael Magee told us how the group has been a beneficial resource for him.
“The ADAPT group offers support in terms of me knowing that there’s always someone in the organisation who knows that autistic people like me may have different challenges to face in working life,” he said.
“The group helps by not only ensuring that autistic people know there is a voice looking out for them but it helps them by having a staff that knows how to respond in these cases as well.”
Words by Lisa Ardill