In a recent column, Kevin Silva, head of human resources at Voya Financial, urges corporate America to think about the millions of their employees who are dealing with special needs children.

Roughly 16.8 million Americans care for a special needs child, an obligation that often comes at the expense of their career opportunities. Three-quarters of those who are raising kids with special needs or disabilities say their caregiving obligations have had an impact on their work life, such as reduced hours, passing up on promotions, or quitting altogether.

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