CONCORD, N.H. (CitizenWire) — Community Bridges is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The event will be hosted by the Governor’s Council on Disability on July 23, 2010 at the Department of Transportation at 7 Hazen Drive in Concord, New Hampshire from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The 20th Anniversary Celebration will feature speakers from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. with refreshments and the opportunity to visit Exhibitors, Experience a Disability, and network with others from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
According to www.eeoc.gov, “The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.”
Roy Gerstenberger, Executive Director of Community Bridges, states: “It is an honor to be a part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which has and continues to improve the lives of so many of our deserving neighbors and friends. Community Bridges is proud to play a part in solidifying opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities within a trusted network of organizations throughout the community, and our contributions would not be possible without this significant piece of legislation.”
About Community Bridges:
For nearly thirty years, Community Bridges has built partnerships with families of individuals with intellectual disabilities throughout New Hampshire to create customized life plans that give them the choice and control to achieve their short and long term goals. Disability is a natural part of the human experience, and Community Bridges acts as a resource and an iron clad safety net to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families to achieve a directed plan for the highest level of personal fulfillment and success.
Serving individuals with intellectual disabilities of all ages and financial backgrounds, Community Bridges is a not-for-profit organization that solidifies funding and fosters relationships with a trusted network of organizations throughout the community to ensure the best opportunities for individuals in the areas of Early Childhood Support, Residential and Day Services, Career Development, Elder Services, Self-Directed Services, and Individual and Family Support.
For more information or to speak to one of our specialized service coordinators, call 603-225-4153 or visit www.communitybridgesnh.org .