Save the Date – Annual Dispelling Myths and Making Disabilities Work For You Employer Seminar

SUNRISE, FL – (September 26, 2016) – October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! To celebrate, ARC Broward is hosting an educational seminar to inform employers about disability employment opportunities and celebrate the numerous and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

Join us in learning about how to make your workplaces welcoming to individuals of all talents, including people with disabilities, whom are a critical part of our efforts to build an inclusive community, strong economy and a diverse workforce.

What: Fourth Annual Dispelling Myths and Making Disabilities Work For You Employer Seminar & Job Fair

When: Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: The Grand Ballroom, City of Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351

Cost: Free of Charge. CEUs are available for Human Resources professionals, as this event has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Contact Information to Attend: Please call Melissa Gousse, Career and Training Development Manager, at (954) 746-9400 ext. 3312 or e-mail


About the Keynote Speaker: Margaret Spence is the President/CEO of C. Douglas & Associates, Inc. and the Founder of The Employee to CEO Project. Margaret is an expert business strategist and consultant to Fortune 500 Corporations. She is the author of three books on Injury and Disability Management and Leading from the CEO Desk.

Margaret specializes in making organizations understand the potential to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Inclusion means making every attempt to accept the contributions that American workers with disabilities make to your workforce.

She promotes: “Diversity, Empowerment, Inclusion, Opportunity, Mobility, and Success lies in the hands of leaders – your hands. There’s still room to be a pioneer; we need men and women to champion disability inclusion.” Her topic will be “Release My Voice – Dispelling the Myths and Championing Inclusion for Employees with Disabilities.”

About the Reverse Job Fair: During the event, employers will have the opportunity to meet several ARC Broward Center for Financial Stability job seekers. Two of them include Brad and Wendy.

Brad is a recent graduate of our Culinary Arts Certificate program and is interested in obtaining work as a prep chef or food-service employee. He also would thrive working in a retail grocery environment. Brad is a leader in the kitchen and cares about the quality of work that he produces.

Wendy is a recent graduate of our Material Handler Certificate program and is interested in obtaining work on an assembly line. She would thrive working in a hands-on environment with an encouraging supervisor. Wendy was a leader in her class. She cares about the quality of work she produces and aims to please her employer. She would be an incredible asset to any organization/company willing to give her an opportunity to shine.


Since 1956, ARC Broward has worked hand-in-hand with the community to provide the encouragement and opportunities that create life-changing outcomes so that people with disabilities and other life challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities.

The not-for-profit organization operates three “mission-based” enterprises that provide training and employment opportunities for individuals served while generating revenue to help fund services. These include the ARC Broward Learning Institute, ARC Broward Culinary Institute and ARC Broward IT Asset Recovery. ARC Broward also provides services through 21 programs in nine locations across Broward County. To learn more or to donate, visit ( or call (954) 746-9400. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.