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Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities to present 2017 Spirit of ADA Award

News Release — Vermont Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities
Oct. 11, 2017

Media contacts:
Donna Curtin, Chair – GCEPD
802-249-5203; [email protected]

Hugh Bradshaw-VocRehab Vermont
802-241-0319; [email protected]


Montpelier, Vermont, October 11, 2017 – The Vermont Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities (GCEPD) has announced their 2017 “Spirit of the ADA” Awardees from across the state. The “Spirit of the ADA” Awards are given to employers who reflect the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act in their employment practices. Awardees will be honored at ceremonies being held throughout the month of October.

Successfully meeting any of the following criteria qualifies employers for eligibility to be nominated:

Recruitment, outreach and equal accessibility in the application, interviewing, and hiring procedures for people with disabilities.

Use of on-the-job accommodations, modifications, progressive employment methods, and/or creative solutions for successful training and employment of people with disabilities.

Accessible physical structures, buildings, work stations and equipment, and services.
Support for the employment of a person(s) with a disability as an overall employment strategy.

The following individual and their respective business will be recognized for their leadership in recruiting and retaining workers with disabilities. The ceremony will be held at the business location, where a description of the reasons for nomination will be shared and a plaque will be presented. Community members, legislators, media representatives, and company employees are all welcome to attend.

Tuesday October 24th 11:00am
Label Shopper – Heather Howe

766 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT

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