ARC Broward “Dispelling Myths” Educational Seminar and Job Fair

SUNRISE, FL – (October 12, 2015) – ARC Broward, a not-for-profit dedicated to transforming the community by providing opportunities for people with disabilities and other life challenges to realize their full potential, will be holding a free educational seminar and job fair to help celebrate National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month.

 “Dispelling Myths and Making Disabilities Work for You” is a free seminar for business owners, hiring managers, and Human Resource professionals to help educate local employers about untapped resources that can enhance their businesses and welcome individuals with disabilities into the workplace. The seminar will provide employers with useful information about the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities and will dispel common myths employers may have.  The seminar will be held at The Grand Ballroom inside the Sunrise Civic Center from 8:30am-1:30pm on October 22, 2015.

The impressive lineup of speakers includes Keynote Address by Joel Sonnenberg, who was burned beyond recognition at the age of two, and has since appeared in several documentaries and television programs; he proves every day that extraordinary is within everyone’s grasp. Other speakers include Cathy Stutin of Fisher & Phillips, Steve Light of Marsh McLennen Agency, Jené Kapela of Kapela Leadership Solutions and closing remarks by Michael Morris, Director of the National Disability Institute.

The job and resource fair will include some notable local businesses including Lowes, Margaritaville, Enterprise, Servpro and Comfort Suites. This will be an opportunities for job seekers and employers and learn about opportunities for employment within our community.

 “There is a lot of conversation about including individuals with different learning abilities in the quest to create and fill jobs.   The realization of their value as part of a diverse workforce is finally taking hold across corporate America.  ARC Broward provides the supports and services that help make this a reality.” said ARC Broward President/CEO Dennis Haas, Esq.

ARC Broward’s Center for Financial Stability assists individuals with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment, completing post-secondary education or occupational skills training and increases their knowledge of financial stability concepts and behaviors. Long-term engagement in these services ultimately allows participants to earn, keep and grow assets while remaining employed, out of poverty and achieving self-sufficiency.

For more information about ARC Broward’s “Dispelling Myths and Making Disabilities Work for You” educational seminar, job and resource fair, please contact Melissa Gousse at or register online at For more information about ARC Broward, please visit   


Incorporated in 1956, ARC Broward is a nationally accredited, private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, as well as those with various life challenges. ARC Broward operates three “mission-based” enterprises including the ARC Broward Learning InstituteARC Broward Culinary Institute and ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services and provides services through 21 programs in 9 locations across Broward County. By working hand in hand with families, guardians, businesses, civic organizations, donors and funders, encouragement and opportunities that create life-changing outcomes are provided so that people with developmental disabilities and other challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities. To learn more or to donate visit or call 954-746-9400. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.