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Listen to the interview with Richard Pimentel about employment for persons with disabilities on AMI's Contact

Be sure to watch the Talent Untapped video about persons with disabilities

Hear the interviews about the 2014 Expo on AMI's Mosiac City

Be sure to check out the Just Watch Me video contest. Check our News page for details

Be sure to complete our survey about the 2014 Expo

Be sure to watch the video of Randy Lewis (speaker at the 2011 Expo) promoting his new book.

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Workshops at the 2014 Employment Expo

Every year, we offer several workshops – one of them particularly tailored to the interests of inclusion-minded employers – recruiters, human resources personnel, diversity practitioners, etc.

Remember, there is no cost or need to register for the Workshops or to visit the Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.

Richard Pimentel

The Five Most Important Skills of Successful Employees with Disabilities

1:00 PM

When we compare persons with disabilities who are successful in life versus those who are not yet successful, some interesting and surprising results emerge. Dr. Richard Pimentel will explore the five most important skills found in successful persons with disabilities and contrast them to  what we find in those who are not yet successful.  He will explain how persons with disabilities can acquire these skills. How they can be imparted to persons with disabilities by teachers, counsellors, advocates and family. Whether the disability is physical, emotional, intellectual, learning or a combination, these skills are both teachable and effective. This workshop is ideal for persons with disabilities, family members, service providers and educators.

Cost: Free - no registration required

Read more information about Richard Pimentel

Denise Bissonnette

Paths to Citizenship, Contribution and Connection

11:00 AM

While “Employment” plays a leading role, Denise will explore and expand the definition of “livelihood” to include all roles and relationships that help us satisfy the core values at the heart of a robust life, including belonging and connection, contribution and meaning,  and choice and self-determination.  Affirming a world of interdependence, Denise will challenge us all to build “social capital” for people with disabilities and their families, for educators and service providers, and for each of us as active members and citizens of our local communities.

Cost: Free - no registration required

Read more information about Denise Bissonnette

Watch for information about the 2015 Expo Workshops.

For information about the Workshops from the 2011, 2012 or 2013 Expo, please check out our Prior Expos page.

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