“I wouldn’t change my son for the world, but I would change the world for my son.”
The UN held its official commemorations of World Autism Awareness Day on April 5, and we were honored to be the only digital healthcare company to participate in the inspiring conversations. Two core themes were discussed: 1) ways to overcome discrimination of women and girls with Autism, and 2) strategies to create and promote employment opportunities for all people with Autism.
When we think of benefits, what likely comes to mind is Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, maybe Vision Care, and financial benefits such as 401Ks and Disability. On top of that, employers might offer various health screenings, the most typical being for diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, and possibly vision. These are all great! But if you really want to round-out your suite of benefits, support your working-parent population, and positively impact outcomes, read on.
Imagine yourself juggling your work schedule, your work-out schedule, and your various appointments, errands, and other obligations. Now imagine that same scenario, plus handling daycare or school drop-offs and pickups, kid’s appointments, and drop-off and pick-ups for sports or other activities. Multiply that by the number of children you have. Now, add to that a worrisome concern about your child’s development or behavior. How do you feel? Exhausted? Distracted? Stressed? Unsure what to do?
Read on to learn more about giving working parents tools to help manage when serious concerns about their children arise.
Parenting a child with a developmental delay comes with a mix of stress, anxiety, self doubt, and worry, but empowering parents with online screening and parenting tools, customized to their child's particular developmental delay, can help ease the way. Working parents also have tight schedules, and are seeking ways to maximize their time. From seeking and starting early intervention, to working with children through play, discover new strategies that support your employees and positively impact their kids lives as they go through the journey.
EAPs and Wellness Programs are a great way to support the employees in your organization. But are your EAP offerings helpful to the parents on your team in a truly meaningful way? Read on to find out what benefit you can add to your EAP program that can help working parents with an issue affecting 1 in 6 kids.