Fairfax County Hosts Disability Mentoring Day - October 20

Contact for News Media:
Grace Lynch, Communications Manager
Adult and Aging Division
703-324-5277, TTY 703-449-1186

October 15, 2010

News Highlights

  • Students and job seekers with disabilities will participate in the county’s Disability Mentoring Day on October 20.
  • Participants will learn job searching skills and job-shadow county mentors.

Students and Job Seekers with Disabilities
To Participate in Disability Mentoring Day

Over 40 Fairfax County high school students and adult job seekers with disabilities will participate in a county program that introduces job seekers to careers in county government. The program takes place at the county’s Government Center in Fairfax on Wednesday, October 20.

Fairfax County Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, Fairfax Area Disability Services Board Chairman Michele Hymer Blitz, and Department of Family Services Director Nannette Bowler will speak to participants at 9:30 a.m.

Following this, participants will attend seminars on career exploration skills and reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.

Participants will then have lunch with their county job mentors and “shadow” them throughout the afternoon. Mentors were selected to match the career goals and interests of the participants.

The following county agencies will host participants:

  • Board of Supervisors—Supervisor Catherine Hudgins’ Office
  • Community Services Board
  • County Executive’s Office
  • Department of Family Services
  • Department of Human Resources
  • Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
  • Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
  • Department of Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Facilities Management Department
  • Health Department
  • Library
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs

The Capital Grille Restaurant of Tyson’s Corner and Washington, D.C. will provide the luncheon.

The program is sponsored by the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board and the Department of Family Services’ Disability Services Planning and Development program.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call Department of Family Services' Disability Services Planning and Development at 703-324-5411, TTY 711.

Department of Family Services
Division of Adult and Aging Services/disability Services
Planning and Development
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104

NR: 42010

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