Navigation Links
Kessler Foundation's Elaine Katz presents at national summit on disability employment
Date:5/30/2013

May 29, 2013. Elaine Katz, MS, CCC-SLP, of Kessler Foundation will speak at "Building a More Inclusive Workforce: A National Summit to Boost Education and Employment Outcomes for Americans with Disabilities." The Summit, which is being held on Friday, May 31, 2013, 8:25 am 3:00 pm at Bank of America, Wilmington, Delaware, is hosted by Delaware Governor Jack Markell, the Council on Foundations and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN). Katz, vice president of Grant Programs and Special Initiatives, will share her expertise on successful employment initiatives in a presentation titled, Building on the Momentum: Igniting Public-Private Partnerships.

Summit participants are national leaders in disability employment, including Senators Harkin and Chris Coon, Brigadier General Marianne Watson, Congresswoman Cathy M. Rodgers (R-WA), Seth Harris, acting Secretary of Labor, Kathy Krepcio, executive director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, Keith Wiedenkeller, chair of the USBLN, Randy Lewis of Walgreen's, Terry Mazany of The Chicago Community Trust, Lt. Col Daniel Gade, US Army, Chip Rossi of the Bank of America, and Governor Markell, chair of the National Governors' Association (NGA).

"Kessler Foundation is pleased to be a supporter of this National Summit," said Rodger DeRose, the Foundation's president and CEO. "Joining with our counterparts in businesses and government is the most effective way to advance our common goal−to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities."

About the Summit

The Summit's goal is to engage members of the philanthropic and business sectors, in partnership with federal and state governments, to address the chronic under-participation of adults and youth with disabilities in the American workforce. More than two-thirds of working-age Americans with disabilities are outside the labor force, meaning that more than 10 million adults with disabilities are neither working nor actively looking for work. The Summit is part of a concerted effort to increase the size of the disability labor force from 4.9 million to over 6 million by 2015 the goal established by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Senator Tom Harkin, author of the ADA and chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

The National Summit Planning Committee comprised representatives from the Office of Delaware Governor Jack Markell; the NGA; the Council on Foundations; USBLN; the Chicago Community Trust; the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; and the University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration.


'/>"/>

Contact: Carolann Murphy
cmurphy@kesslerfoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Kessler Foundation names Dr. John Whyte recipient of Foundations 2nd Annual DeLisa Award
2. Kessler Foundation scientist awarded $554,000 for multiple sclerosis employment research
3. Kessler Foundation researchers present at first International Congress on Cognition in MS
4. Kessler Foundation scientists present cognitive research findings at MS dual symposium
5. Kessler Foundations A.M. Barrett appointed to National Quality Forum Steering Committee
6. Kessler Foundation and Heldrich Center issue brief on hiring workers with disabilities
7. DeLuca of Kessler Foundation receives research award from American Psychological Association
8. Kessler Foundation presents Brain Injury: From Research to Rebuilding Lives on Sept. 27-28
9. Dr. Chiaravalloti of Kessler Foundation comments on trends in rehabilitation research in MS
10. Kessler Foundation scientist garners best poster award for MS research
11. Kessler Foundation scientists awarded New Jersey grants for brain injury research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... AL (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... from across the Dothan-Wiregrass Area in Alabama are expected to attend the UNCF ... Schmitz, will help provide scholarship funds for area students and operating support to ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... The annual time frame to change Medicare health and ... ending December 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries who are looking to switch from their current ... need to make changes during this period order for their new policy to go ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... surgeon in Beverly Hills, California, will be included in the 2016 “Guide to ... to exceptional professionals based on the amalgamation of their education, experience, and professional ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... The PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference will be ... in Honolulu, offering local frontline clinicians the opportunity to extend their certified continuing ... for supplemental training related to pain management has surged dramatically in recent years, ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, at ... into how this current generation fits into Bible Prophecy. Yisrayl says this generation, known ... pointing to this conclusion, showing how the details line up exactly with Bible Prophecy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... On Thursday, the NASDAQ Composite ended the trading ... edged 0.36% higher, to finish at 19,191.93; and the S&P ... as six out of nine sectors ended the day in ... Services equities: Myriad Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN ), ... Inc. (NASDAQ: INCR ), and La Quinta Holdings ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 1, 2016 The concept of rare diseases and ... to this sector has been taking shape in ... political aspects and initiatives related to orphan medicinal products have ... level of member states individually. Many member states in the ... space of orphan medicinal products, the result of which took ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 Around the corners of world, cancer ... habitable land present over earth. Cancer has become one ... a life time this is because of the increasing ... Given the steady increase in global cancer incidence with ... healthcare costs of treatment, there is increasing interest in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: