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RSVP Now for October Disability Awareness Events in East TN!

ThunderDog2In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, East Tennessee organizations sponsor three events with internationally acclaimed public speaker and New York Times Bestselling author, Michael Hingson.

Michael Hingson uses his personal stories and experiences escaping from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 as the backdrop for his talks on the life lessons learned growing up in a world different from what most of us experience. Michael, blind since birth, led co-workers from the 78th floor of the WTC building with the help of his guide dog Roselle. 

We invite you to join CLEE staff and this inspirational speaker at one of these three events promoting the benefits of employing people with disabilities:

October 29, 8:00 – 10:30amdisABILITY Forum (7:30am continental breakfast)

Location:  Toy F. Reid Employee Center,  400 So. Wilcox Dr. Kingsport, TN
RSVP to Teresa Smith by October 24: (423) 434-6989 or teresas@utk.edu
Hosted by the Northeast TN Diversity in Employment Consortium and  Eastman Chemical Co.
No registration fee required.

October 29, 2:30 – 4pmDisability Forum (Refreshments to follow)

Location:  Walters State Community College, International Lyceum, Morristown, TN
RSVP to Teresa Smith by October 24: (423) 434-6989 or teresas@utk.edu
Hosted by the Northeast TN Diversity in Employment Consortium and Walters State Community College.
No registration fee required.

October 30, 8:00 – 10:00am – Disability Employment Awareness Breakfast

 Location:  Crowne Plaza,  401 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN
Register by October 25: Online or via emailed/faxed Registration Form
Hosted by the Knoxville Area Employment Consortium.

Michael Hingson will be available for book signing after each event.

All three forums are presented in conjunction with Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Workforce Employer Outreach Committee meetings.

CLEE staff of the  DRS Corporate Connections and DRS Regional Employment Consultants grant project are proud to support these and many other celebrations of disability employment awareness throughout Tennessee during October, 2013.

The center receives funding from the Tennessee Department of Human Services-Division of Rehabilitation Services.

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