For more than 30 years, our organization has been steadfast in our belief that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be respected members of our community.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 28, 2018
On Friday, April 27, The Arc Westchester will host its 30th Annual Employer Recognition Breakfast, celebrating their 250 business and community partners throughout Westchester County who provide employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The morning’s top honor, the Share of Voice Award, will be presented to an organization that supports The Arc Westchester’s mission by encouraging community leaders and businesses to participate in The Arc’s employment program. This year’s recipient will be Regeneron; Sally Paull, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, will be on hand to accept the award and provide special remarks. Regeneron has participated in The Arc Westchester’s employer program for over seven years, and currently employs eight individuals with developmental disabilities.
Additional awards to be presented at the event include:
- Advocate Award: Shanna Krizan, Country Childrens Center
- Bridge to Employment Award: Let’s Play it Forward
- Continuing Partner Award: Lexington Square Café
- Distinguished Partner Award: Digiscribe
- New Business Partner Award: By the Way Bakery
- Partner for Success: Westchester Circus Arts
One of the ceremony highlights will be the presentation of the Anthony Cannata Memorial Employee Awards, which will be bestowed upon two individuals who have surpassed their job expectations and set an example for all employees. This year’s honorees will be Daniel Sturr, who works at Regeneron, and Arthur Farmer, who works at CHOP’T Creative Salad Company.
“For more than 30 years, our organization has been steadfast in our belief that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be respected members of our community. They deserve access to employment opportunities that build strong well-being and provide them with the foundation to reach their potential and contribute fully to their communities,” said Richard P. Swierat, Executive Director of The Arc Westchester. “We look forward to honoring the Westchester County businesses who have provided employment opportunities for our individuals.”
The Arc Westchester’s employment services focus on helping individuals discover their interests, develop their talents and prepare for meaningful careers. Today, more than 300 individuals work with Westchester County businesses. The Arc Westchester maintains a 72% employment rate versus 33% nationwide, with the average term of employment lasting five years.
The Arc Westchester’s Employer Recognition Breakfast will take place on Friday, April 27 from 8:00-10:00am at The Doubletree Tarrytown. For more information and to RSVP, visit https://www.arcwestchester.org/employer-recognition-breakfast-2018.
The Arc Westchester
The Arc Westchester, founded in 1949, is the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. The organization’s 850 employees provide more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services designed to foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.
The mission of The Arc Westchester is to empower children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, to achieve their potential by strengthening families and encouraging personal choices, abilities and interests.
The Arc Westchester is a chapter of The Arc USA and The Arc New York.