President’s Corner – Sept 2014

Our chapter is starting a new year with the hope that it will be a much better year. I hope that we grow more and become a larger chapter.

The committees will need help with some of the events coming up.

 Don’t forget our Christmas Dinner coming up on December 12th, or the sale of Teri Lynn nuts and the Eat-Out-Fun-raisers.

This past weekend was the ABWA Southern California Council’s “Hat’s Off to Inspire”
Candidates Forum. Over 100 ladies were there to meet the candidates, celebrate ABWA’s
65th Anniversary and hear Rene’ Street, ABWA Executive Director and have a “town-hall” meeting with her. Our District VI DVP, Barbara Jenkins was also honored.
It was great day!

Next month will be the National Leadership Conference
in Overland Kansas (Oct. 29-Nov. 1).

There are lot’s of opportunities to get involved. We will also have some great speakers for our future meetings.

Thanks to the membership for putting their confidence in me to lead the chapter for the next year.

Cleola Brown, President

Arc’s Supported Employment Program

Sept 17 – Presenter: Jeffrey Stephens
Director of Employment Center

Arc’s Supported Employment Program is a unique way for employers and individuals
with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to come together in an employment

We prescreen potential candidates for employment and match the needs of an employer
in the community. Once the match has been made and a person is hired, a job coach is sent to train and assist both the person hired and the new employer. This is a winning combination for all parties involved.

Wescom, Food 4 Less, and Downey Unified School District, are just a few of the many employers who have benefited from the service.

Employment Services-The Arc Employment Center
High School to Work Transition
Employment Preparation Program
Supported Employment