Community Invited to Celebration in Honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month, October 25

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The community is invited to join the City of Long Beach and the Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD) in a celebration recognizing October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. The celebration will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013, from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Long Beach Convention Center, Promenade Ballroom.

“Removing employment barriers will help improve the lives and livelihoods of many of our neighbors who want nothing more than to use their skills in the workplace,” Mayor Bob Foster said. “Everybody should have the right to be as self-sufficient as possible, which also contributes to the overall vitality of our community.”

Many agencies that work with people with disabilities will be at the celebration, including: City of Long Beach Multi Service Center; Long Beach Public Library’s Information Center for People with Disabilities; Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network; Access Services; Braille Institute; Ability First; Californians for Disability Rights; ARC; Long Beach Transit; Pathpoint and Disabled Resources Center.

This year’s event will include blood pressure and glucose screenings. Free parking is available off Seaside Way, near South Pine Avenue.

The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information, or to request a special accommodation, please call Kathy Bussi at 562.570.6803.

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