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September 25, 2018

Disability Inclusion in the Workplace
September 25, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
CHI St. Vincent's Hot Springs McCauley Room
300 Werner St
Hot Springs, AR 71913
with Steve Varady

$8.00 Member Ticket
$10.00 after 5:00 pm September 21

$10.00 Guest Ticket
$12.00 after 5:00 pm September 21

SPEAKER

Disability Inclusion in the Workplace
Steve Varady
Supported Employment Administrator
Independent Case Management, Inc. (ICM)

It seems like common sense that what people with disabilities want is the same as what people without disabilities want – rich, fulfilling lives in their communities at church, in clubs, in activities, in their homes, with their loved ones, and at their places of employment.   Historically, however, it has been difficult for individuals with disabilities to find and maintain employment, often no matter how motivated, capable, and well-supported they are.   The State of Arkansas has recently joined a new nationwide initiative known as Employment First, which is the philosophy and practice of individuals with disabilities going to work as the preferred option.   In the future, as more and more individuals with disabilities dispel the myths at work, Employment First will become the norm rather than the exception.   Gone will be the days of segregated disability work programs, sheltered workshops, and exclusion as a common circumstance.

This presentation will explore the societal and bottom-line business benefits of hiring and employing individuals with disabilities in community jobs, identify inclusive hiring practices, and deliver simple, free, and effective support strategies and resources for hiring managers and business owners to utilize when considering individuals with disabilities for employment and after they are hired.

As a result of this presentation, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the benefits of employing individuals with disabilities.
  • Locate and utilize free accommodations available to both workers with disabilities and to the businesses which employ them.
  • Recognize and debunk common myths associated with work and disability.

 

Steve Varady is the Supported Employment Administrator for Independent Case Management, Inc., a private nonprofit agency focused on community supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   Mr. Varady is responsible for assisting individuals with disabilities achieve their employment goals in competitive, integrated community workplaces.

Mr. Varady holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is certified as a Work Incentives Practitioner through Cornell University, and is a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor in the specialty areas of autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities.  

Mr. Varady is a committed advocate for individuals with disabilities and is an active member of the Arkansas Chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE). In 2018, Mr. Varady and his wife Dianna started the state’s first faith-based disability employment initiative at their church – the “Putting Faith to Work” disability employment ministry.  

1 hour SHRM PDCs and HRCI approved

   

WCASHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. 

SPONSORED BY:

Triumph Airborne Structures is a Triumph Group, Inc. Company.  Triumph is a publicly held company (NYSE:TGI), headquartered in Berwyn, PA and is a much diversified aerospace company with OEM, product support and military capabilities.  The Triumph companies are aligned under four business units:  Aerospace Structures, Precision Components, Product Support and Integrated Systems.  

Triumph Airborne Structures in an operating company under Product Support.  It offers full life-cycle solutions for commercial, regional and military aircraft.  Its capabilities include composite aircraft structures, nacelles, thrust reversers and interiors.   It is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas and employs approximately 200 people.  

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

We will be collecting underwear (kids & teens) for The Call for the month of September. Please bring your donations to the SHRM Meeting on September 25.

The CALL is a statewide organization and is now active in 44 counties around Arkansas. The goal is to eventually be active in all 75 counties in the state, so that whenever and wherever a child comes into foster care, that child will not have to be sent off to another county, but will find a welcoming foster home in their own community.

Families recruited by The CALL make up over half of all foster families in the state. Since 2007, these families have cared for over 10,000 children, and created forever families for over 800 children.

Future Meetings/Events

October 30, 2018

How to Spot a Phish?

October 30, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

CHI St. Vincent's Hot Springs McCauley Room
300 Werner St
Hot Springs, AR 71913

with Jeff Winter
 

November 27, 2018

November 2018

November 27, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

CHI St. Vincent's Hot Springs McCauley Room
300 Werner St
Hot Springs, AR 71913

TBA