Teachability LLC is a social enterprise with the vision to be an interactive partner for matching people with differing abilities to meaningful employment opportunities based on characteristics of the person and the job tasks.
Our mission is working with businesses, agencies, and the untapped workforce in matching people with disabilities to employment opportunities through collaborative training, coaching, and placement programs within businesses.
Our values are to create an accessible and belonging culture within a business setting. This is achieved by teaching a lasting and innovative model which benefits everyone while fulfilling one’s potential in an inclusive work environment.
Businesses are increasingly hiring people with disabilities, and it’s helping the bottom line. The tight labor market is pushing companies to open their eyes to considering workers with disabilities, who employers say are loyal, enthusiastic and able to do the job as well as anyone — sometimes even better. Falling unemployment rates among people with disabilities suggest more employers are adopting a similar mindset. To be sure, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities remains double the rate for people without, and two-thirds of working-age disabled adults are not in the labor force at all, meaning they’re not working and not looking.
Inverse Internship Program™ is a social innovation designed and launched by Teachability.org. Its mission is to connect traditional youth, as well as youth with invisible disabilities like autism, ADHD and dyslexia to real-world work experiences thus increasing future employability. We pair young people with unique apprentice experiences in the for-profit, non-profit, social and governmental sectors through partnerships with employers.
Teachability’s Inverse Internship Program™ (IIP) is a customizable micro-internship program hosted by local for-profit companies. This innovative program is offered to meet the professional and social needs of students with disabilities – students ages 14-26 years old who are interested in building a portfolio of job skills and experiences to ultimately transition from school to work.
Cindy Montgomery is the co-founder and CEO of Teachability and a prominent thought-leader in invisible disabilities and youth employability. She has first-hand experience being a parent of a child with autism and is a participant in the Illinois Partners in Policymaking, Partner at the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and is a board member for Children’s Home + Aid Society of Illinois.
Garret Rosiek is co-founder and advisory board member of Teachability. Garret serves as the Career Development Coordinator at Elmhurst College ELSA (Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy) and Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach. Garret exemplifies passion about working with individuals with disabilities in finding gainful employment.
Thank you for your time, expertise, mentorship, and encouragement. You have been instrumental to the development of the quality programs and services that are already making a difference.