Toni Grundstrom

Oct 28, 2019

Toni Grundstrom at a conference with name badge

In 1993, when I graduated with a BA, I planned on getting a job and “changing the world”. That ideology changed quickly as I walked into interviews with a cane. I was asked back for a 2nd interview knowing that I was not going to get the job, employers just wanted to make it look like they did not discriminate against me. I did get a job with the MN State Bar Association where their forward thinking allowed me to telecommute, and I worked there for nine years.

My health changed by then and I was using an electric scooter to go into interviews. Employer’s perception of me as a disabled person had not changed. I viewed myself as a professional with a disability but they continued to see my disability first. I decided to stay home and find income opportunities on the Internet. Then I came across a WeCo Accessibility Services job opportunity. Once hired at their entry level job I was quickly promoted to fill a position my education and experience allowed.

Self confidence, being determined and the ability to be flexible is what I learned over the past 26 years to remain in the workforce as a professional with a disability.

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