Division of Professional Relations

A Technical Division of the American Chemical Society

Chemists with Disabilities Subdivision


Welcome to the subdivision for Chemists with Disabilities webpage!

Goals of this subdivision

  • Promote Inclusion, Advocacy, Recognition, Mentoring, Networking for American Chemical Society members who are, or work with, disabled chemists and aspiring chemical professionals.
  • Educate the American Chemical Society, its members, employers of chemists, chemical educators, and science education leaders and policymakers about why overt inclusion, advocacy, recognition, and respect of disabled people is important – in curricular and pedagogical practices, learning and training settings, laboratory settings, career guidance, The Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment policy and practices, hiring/benefit practices, the workplace social environment in academic and industrial settings, diversity training, and diversity outreach.
  • Collaborate with other organizations concerned about educational, workplace and career issues unique to disabled people and those who work with them.

Why you should join this subdivision


  • You want to be counted among the people who support the goals of this subdivision.
  • You have ideas about how to achieve this subdivision’s goals and want to share them with us.
  • You have leadership skills and experience and want to help us.
  • You have insights/experience or interest in promoting inclusive diversity training and outreach for disabled chemists and aspiring chemical professionals.
  • You want to learn about disability-related academic, workplace and career issues.
  • You want to help make chemistry a more enlightened scientific field!

Stay informed

  • We will be posting articles and announcements in the Chemists with Disabilities Blog Area of the PROF Blog.

  • Announcements will be mirrored at the ACS Member Network Group called "Chemists with Disabilities."

How to get involved

  • Join our subdivision.
  • Join the ACS Member Network Group called "Chemists with Disabilities" to stay informed.
  • Join this website to contribute content to our blog.
  • Answer all member needs surveys that come your way.
  • Be willing to share and be a part of something!
  • Contact the subdivision chair with comments, questions, and constructive criticism:  cas380@gmail.com

All people are welcome

 Everyone is welcome to join this subdivision, especially if you’re disabled or work with disabled professionals or students.  Our common ground is our commitment to and support of the subdivision goals.


Join this subdivision!

Download the new Division of Professional Relations brochure, and mail the completed form and dues to the PROF treasurer as instructed on the form.