Local Leaders Discuss Expansion of Job Opportunities for Residents with DisabilitiesRelease Date: 2018-04-03
By: Asia Morris
Dozens of local leaders gathered last Thursday at the Long Beach office of the College Internship Program (CIP) to discuss opportunities to help more Long Beach residents with disabilities find jobs, RespectAbility announced.
Hosted by CIP, which offers support, services and job training to young adults on the Autism spectrum and students with other disabilities, community organizations in attendance included AbilityFirst, CA Charter Schools Association, CIP of Long Beach, California State University of Long Beach, Easterseals Work First, Fiesta Educativa, Goodwill SOLAC, Harbor Regional Center, Hillside Enterprises, ICAN: California Abilities Network, Jewish Federation of Greater LA, Khmer Parent Association, Long Beach City College, Long Beach Unified School District, Social Vocational Services and RespectAbility.
During the meeting, RespectAbility revealed their Tools to Drive Employment resource, released in November, which summarizes key steps the community can take to increase job opportunities for those with disabilities.
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