Companies from all industries can benefit from a diverse workforce, a truly diverse workforce that embraces people of all abilities. Hiring an individual with a disability with support from organizations like The Arc of Anchorage can increase your labor pool and provides a mutually beneficial employment situation for both the company and the employee. Danny Parish, director of the Supported Employment Services program at The Arc of Anchorage, has over 30 years of experience working with Alaskans who experience disabilities and specializes in connecting Anchorage businesses with prospective employees who experience disabilities. Danny will share information, as well as address myths and facts about employing individuals with disabilities.
Danny Parish has been with The Arc of Anchorage for over 20 years and has over three decades in serving people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. Danny currently serves as director of the Supported Employment Services (SES) program at The Arc that serves individuals with disabilities by providing job assessments, specialized and customized job readiness training, as well as matching individuals with local employers and on-the-job coaching services. He also provides consultation to participating employers by supporting their development and implementation of hiring practices/programs to include Alaskans who experience disabilities. In 2016, Danny and The Arc's SES team received national recognition in supported employment with a Best Practices award from the Association of People Supporting Employment First.
More on Danny's work: https://youtu.be/v9c32vr-Scw
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This lunch-time educational seminar is geared towards business owners, entrepreneurs and young professionals. Community experts present on a variety of topics. Subjects may include anything from down-to-earth "how-to's" and "best practices" to more abstract topics like collecting and leveraging data, and exploring what it takes to create an inviting and productive work environment.