Employment challenges for Nevadans with disabilities explored

5/25/2010 - By: Jane Tors

The challenges faced by Nevadans with developmental disabilities seeking employment will be the focus of three regional summits. The two-day summits are hosted by the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disability, part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Education, and will bring together business and community leaders, elected officials, people with disabilities and others.

The first of the three regional Employment Policy Summits will be May 25-26 at the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The southern Nevada summit will be in Las Vegas at Opportunity Village, The Engelstad Family Campus at 6050 South Buffalo Road, on June 8-9 and the northeastern Nevada summit will be in Elko at Great Basin College on June 15-16.

The summits are supported through a grant from the Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities and support from a variety of other disability organizations. For further information, contact Scott Harrington at sharrington@unr.edu or (775) 682-9059 or Brandi Berryman at berryman@unr.edu or (775) 682-9052.

The Nevada Center for Excellence in Disability works cooperatively with consumers, family members and professionals to assist Nevadans with developmental disabilities of all ages to be independent, productive and included in their communities.


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