2021 Virtual Advocacy & Policy Conference
Registration ends on June 6.
Schedule of Events:
June 7th (Board of Directors Meeting & Annual Membership Meeting)
5:30 - 6:30 pm The Arc of Pennsylvania Board of Director's Meeting
6:30 - 7:30 pm Annual Membership Meeting
June 8th (Virtual Conference)
9:00 am - 9:30 am Opening & Welcome
Ms. Sarah Holland, President, The Arc of PA
9:30 am - 10:00 am Session 1 - "The Impact of Stigma on Employment for People with IDD"
Mr. Kenneth Oakes, President, The Arc of United States
Ms. Meredith Sadoulet, Board Member, The Arc of United States & VP, Comcast
10:15 am - 11:00 am Session 2 - "Preparing for the 21st Century Workforce: Where Does PA Stand Now in Employing People with IDD"
Mr. Steve Suroviec, Chairperson, Employment First Oversight Commission
Mr. Zachary Hicks, Commissioner, Employment First Oversight Commission
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Session 3 - "Building Public/Private Partnerships to Maximize Talent Resources for the 21st Century"
Ms. Carrie Amann, PA Workforce Development Association
Mr. Doran Condon, PA Workforce Development Association
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Session 4 - "Meeting the 21st Century Needs of Pennsylvania’s Business & Industry"
Mr. Steve Martynuska, Diversity Consultant, Sheetz
Mr. Gene Barr, PA Chamber of Business & Industry
Ms. Shannon Austin, PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Ms. Kristin Ahrens, PA Office of Developmental Programs
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Session 5 – Being a 21st Century Workforce – Self Advocate Panel Talks Employment
Ms. Jen Hipps, The Arc of PA, ADEPT Program
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Legislator of the Year Awards
Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Senator Art Haywood
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