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Disability:IN North Carolina Fall Conference

October 22, 2019 | “:IN for INclusion”

Disability:IN North Carolina is excited to welcome Ed. Summers, Director of Accessibility at SAS Institute as our keynote speaker for the Fall Conference. Ed, who is legally blind, holds a B.S. in Computer Science and has 25 years of experience as a software developer and development manager. Ed’s personal mission is to enable people with disabilities to realize their full potential in the classroom and the 21st century knowledge economy. SAS is the market leader in business analytics software and services that are used by more than 80,000 sites around the world. Ed leads the SAS accessibility team that enables people of all abilities to access the power of analytics. Ed also serves on the Duke Eye Center Advisory Board and he is Chair of the North Carolina State Board of Education Advisory Council for the Governor Morehead School for the Blind.

 

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SAS is the market leader in business analytics software and services that are used by more than 80,000 sites around the world. Ed leads the SAS accessibility team that enables people of all abilities to access the power of analytics. Ed also serves on the Duke Eye Center Advisory Board and he is Chair of the North Carolina State Board of Education Advisory Council for the Governor Morehead School for the Blind.

Disability:IN North Carolina is honored to announce that Ingersoll Rand and VisAbility, their new Employee Resource Group (ERG) are the host sponsors for our Fall Conference on October 22, 2019 at Ingersoll Rand headquarters in Davidson, NC.

Ingersoll Rand has partnered with our national organization, Disability:IN for several years. Recently Ingersoll Rand launched VisAbility, a new Employee Resource Group (ERG) to support employees with disabilities. Accommodating their needs is not expensive, on average costing only about $500 for a different chair, or adapter for a phone. Showing support for employees with disabilities can also lessen a perceived stigma for other employees about disclosing a disability and encourage all employees to focus on their health. As the sponsoring host for the Disability:IN North Carolina Fall Conference Ingersoll Rand is leading the way for other companies to expand the disability inclusion message from a national platform to state and local markets where employees feel the greatest impact.

Ingersoll Rand | 800 Beaty Street, Building C Davidson, NC 28036
|9:00 AM* to 4:00 PM on October 22, 2019
* Check-in begins at 8:00 AM
Register here at www.di-nc.org (Advance registration required & ends on October 15, 2019)

* Check-in begins at 8:00 AM

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Thanks to Kevin Rumley and MetLife for Making Our Thought Leaders Luncheon a Huge Success!

 On May 16, 2019 Disability:IN North Carolina held our fifth Thought Leaders Luncheon in Cary, NC. Keynote speaker, Kevin Rumley had the crowd transfixed by his moving and very powerful story of his  journey to recovery from injuries he sustained in Iraq as a Marine. The purple heart recipient, returned to civilian life only to face new challenges, mental health and addiction.  His story is recapped in a series of Podcasts produced by Disability:IN NC at:

https://www.spreaker.com/show/lets-have-a-conversation

Disability:IN North Carolina is grateful for the generous support of MetLife for hosting the 2019 Thought Leaders Luncheon this year at their beautiful technology campus in Cary, NC. We also extend special thanks to Alliance for moderating a panel on veterans with disabilities following the keynote address.

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Thanks to TIAA for Hosting the 2018 Disability:IN North Carolina Fall Conference!

Disability:IN North Carolina Fall Conference 

Disability:IN North Carolina holds an annual conference in October to honor National Disability Employment Awareness Month. TIAA hosted our 2018 Fall Conference on October 4, 2018 in Charlotte, NC for a audience of over 80 business representatives. The Disability:IN Fall Conference is also a great networking opportunity for job seekers with disabilities, employment service agencies, and advocates for disability inclusion.

In 2018 Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and EY joined our host TIAA as conference sponsors. Plans are underway for the 2019 Fall Conference. Visit our Contact page or call Beth Butler at 980-422-5544 to become a sponsor. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brian Clark, J.D., 2018 Keynote Speaker

 

Thanks for the Sponsor and Speakers for our 2018

Thought Leader Luncheons

Disability:IN North Carolina hosts Thought Leader Luncheons to recognize National Mental Health Awareness Month.   Thought Leader Luncheons are targeted, half-day events that are hosted across the state to raise awareness, expand disability inclusion and reduce stigma. In 2018, Brian Clark, J.D. brought his compelling narrative on reducing the stigma of mental illness to Thought Leader Luncheons held in Raleigh on May 17, Charlotte on June 14 and Asheville on August 9, 2018. Event sponsors included  Alliance Behavioral Healthcare, Asheville Buncombe County Technical Community College, MetLife, Triangle Industry Liaison Group, Partners Behavioral Healthcare Management and Vaya Health.

Disability:IN North Carolina is already planning for our 2019 Thought Leader Luncheon Series. Visit our Contact page or call Beth Butler at 980-4455 to become a sponsor.

 

Disability:IN Signature Programs

In addition to our events and conferences, Disability:IN North Carolina has developed several signature programs to expand disability employment inclusion. We also promote programs developed by our parent organization, Disability: IN.

North Carolina Ready 2 Hire (NCR2H)

 NC Ready2Hire (NCR2H): NCR2H provides consulting services designed to improve disability hiring and retention and comply with federal regulations. Through our NCR2H program, Disability:IN North Carolina partners with your business to customize a disability inclusion strategy for successful recruitment, selection and hiring practices. For more information on Ready2Hire visit our Contact Us Page or call 980-422-5544.

CommunAbility Mentoring

The Disability:IN North Carolina / CommunAbility mentoring program matches business mentors to students or young adults with disabilities for mentoring sessions that take place throughout their senior year in high school, technical training, college or university. To learn more about CommunAbility Mentoring  visit our Contact Us Page or call 980-422-5544.