Community Invited to Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration

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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 Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, including a 30-minute program beginning at 1:30 pm. The celebration will be held at the Main Library Auditorium and Lower Lobby at 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach.

“Disability Employment Awareness Month is an important time to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Everyone should have the opportunity to use their talents and contribute to their workplace.”

The theme of the celebration is “Making a Difference: Promoting Inclusion in the Workplace,” and the objective is to reshape the way people think about disabilities. CACoD’s goal is to assist with removing barriers, including employment, to help improve the lives and livelihoods of many of our neighbors who want nothing more than to use their skills in the workplace.

Several agencies that work with people with disabilities will be at the celebration, including Long Beach Public Library’s Information Center for People with Disabilities; Department of Public Works; Long Beach Housing Authority; Fair Housing Foundation; Disabled Resource Center; Braille Institute; Pools of Hope; Californians for Disability Rights; Access Services; and Associated Students Inc. CSULB.

The City of Long Beach will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information, or to request a special accommodation, please contact Heather Blackmun at 562.570.6257 or

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