October 22, 2019 | “:IN for INclusion”
Ingersoll Rand | 800 Beaty Street, Building C Davidson, NC 28036
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
* Check-in begins at 8:00 AM
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.
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.
Thanks to TIAA for Hosting the 2018 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.
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.