The Partnership for a Disability Friendly Community of the Lehigh Valley (The Partnership) and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Allentown, Pa, are hosting “Talent Has No Boundaries,” an event to highlight people with disabilities and the companies that employ them.
The event is to be held on October 15, 2010 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at Good Shepherd.
Several Lehigh Valley corporations such as Protica will be on hand to share their positive experiences of employing people with disabilities. Current employees working with disabilities will be demonstrating the use of assistive technology and sharing their stories. The event is designed to focus on companies where a culture of belief, developed at the top levels, fosters positive opportunities for all employees.
"Our program will feature some incredible people who use workplace accommodations and assistive technologies to perform their jobs–people who will demonstrate their abilities despite what others may view as limitations that would prevent them from being employed," said Nelvin Vos, convener of the Partnership.
In recognition of October being National Disability Awareness Month, ability demonstrators will be available to answer questions and relate their experiences. The year 2010 also marks the 20th anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act.
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