Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) March 24, 2014
WHAT: The North Carolina Association of People Supporting Employment is holding their 28th annual Spring Conference later this week at the Courtyard Marriot in Carolina Beach. The conference focuses on increasing employer knowledge on effective hiring and staff integration practices for employees with disabilities. Several speakers and workshops make up the three-day meeting. On Thursday, March 27th,101 Mobility’s Director of Franchise Operations and Marketing Joel Brenner will be featured on the conference’s Employer Panel. The panel’s goal is to answer questions and share insights with prospective employers and job coaches about hiring employees with disabilities.
Joel was introduced to the NCAPSE Spring Conference through Carolyn Cole of Easter Seals UCP. During his time at 101 Mobility, Joel has hired two integral employees through Easter Seals and NC Vocational Rehabilitation Services. “Good Business is hiring the right people for the job,” said Joel. “Our employees came to us with valuable education and training for their positions.” For example, a job candidate could have indispensable life experience with a type of product, customer base, or form of communication that could deeply benefit them in their company role. Additionally, their knowledge can be an incredible in-house resource for other staff members to learn and benefit from. With such great success from hiring individuals through an organization like the Easter Seals, it’s important to share the positive experience with the NC business community.
The Employer Panel and other conference events are a great resource to both the disability-support community and prospective employers throughout the state. Other events include: Understanding the Affordable Care Act, Forum with the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, Understanding Vocational Services, and other staff training sessions.
Courtyard by Marriot Carolina Beach
100 Charlotte Avenue
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Conference Wednesday March, 26th through Friday, March, 28th, 2014
Employer Panel Thursday, March 27th 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Non-NCAPSE Members: $200.00 NCAPSE Members: $175.00
Registration is necessary. Please visit http://www.ncapse.org/Spring-Conference.html or call NCAPSE at (919) 368-1463 for further information.
101 Mobility is a full-service sales, service, and installation provider of a complete line of mobility and accessibility products and equipment, including stair lifts, auto lifts, ramps, porch lifts, patient lifts, power wheelchairs, scooters and more. Short and long-term rentals are also available for home, office, and institution. By working with patients to identify which home health care devices best suit each individual’s needs, 101 Mobility provides an alternative to group homes and rehabilitation centers by increasing accessibility and allowing clients to live self-sufficiently in their homes.
For more information, please visit:http://101mobility.com/.
NCAPSE is a membership organization that is the North Carolina chapter of national APSE: The Association for People Supporting Employment First. Their members include Employment Support Professionals (job coaches, employment specialists, transition from school to work specialist, and job developers); employment services providers; community rehabilitation programs, care managers, local and state agency representatives, individuals with disabilities and their family members, advocates and guardians. Organization membership is open to those who support advancing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. To find additional information, please visit: http://www.ncapse.org/default.html