Public Invited to Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month

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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 22, 2015, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Long Beach Civic Center’s Centennial Plaza, 333 W. Ocean Boulevard.

“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,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

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; Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network; VA Long Beach Healthcare System; Braille Institute; Ability First; Californians for Disability Rights; Access Services; Long Beach Transit; Path Point; and Disabled Resources Center.

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 call Katherine Bussi at 562.570.6803.

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